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Former Indian National Cricket Team skipper MS Dhoni will be a crucial component going into the ICC World Cup 2019 in England and Wales starting from May 30. Despite achieving a lot throughout his career, Dhoni still has connections with his friends, from the time he represented Bihar during the early 2000s.

Dhoni is a good learner: Satya Prakash

MS Dhoni burst onto the international scene on the back of his blistering hitting. He attacking display of batting grabbed the eyeballs of the selectors and the then India skipper Sourav Ganguly. Once he made his debut to the national team, it was no looking back for the star cricketer. He has led India to three ICC titles including two ICC World Cup titles in 2007 and 2011.

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Despite achieving a lot, Dhoni has remained grounded and still share a strong bond with his friends. Dhoni’s friends are also very fond of him and they cater well when they Dhoni returns to his hometown. Recently one of his Bihar teammate, Satya Prakash in an interview with Sportstar revealed that they used to call MS Dhoni a terrorist. He also praised him calling Dhoni a quick learner.

We used to call him atankwadi (terrorist). He used to hit 40-50 runs in 20 balls. But he became a saint when he played for the country and changed his approach. He is a good learner,” Satya Prakash said.

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Satya Prakash also played a part in MS Dhoni’s biography, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. Satya Prakash also showered praise on the Jharkhand cricketer’s captaincy and his English fluently. Coming from a background, it is a very big thing for someone to speak English and achieve what Dhoni has done.

“Dhoni rarely captained in the past, but see how he became the captain of some all-time great players. He always spoke in Hindi, but now he speaks fluently in English. We friends never really gauged his potential,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, with the World Cup in focus, MS Dhoni will key to India’s success in the marquee event. He has been in good form since the start of 2019 and will look to keep up the good work in England.

Ankush Das

I am an accountant by qualification, my parents thought their obedient son would study further to become a CA, but I had other things in mind. An ardent Cricket fan is following his passion and making a living watching and working around his favorite sport.