You will remember Mahendra Singh or M.S. Dhoni who hit a six during the 2011 World Cup against Sri Lanka that helped India win World Cup after 28 long years! While one cannot get over the World Cup final, M.S. Dhoni received a lot of appreciation for his performance. The recently released, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) directed and written by Neeraj Pandey was well received by the audiences. This biographical sports film starring Sushant Singh Rajput (Dhoni) with Disha Patani (Priyanka Jha) Dhoni’s girlfriend and Kiara Advani (Sakshi Dhoni) Dhoni’s wife in the lead roles, this movie well portrayed the journey of Dhoni.
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) cast did a commendable job. Anupam Kher who played the role of Dhoni’s conservative and reserved father did justice to the role. Dhoni’s father wanted him to follow his footsteps and get a decent Government job through sports quota. However, fate had different plans for M.S. Dhoni. It was a brilliant film where everything was captured in 190 minutes. While the movie still lingers in the mind of cricket fans, there are some things you need to know about M.S. Dhoni.
An Army Man
Dhoni was honoured with Lt. Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army in November 2011. Dhoni always wanted to join the army and want to play a major role in the army. Dhoni is the second cricketer after Kapil Dev to be conferred with this honour. Apart from this, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has also received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
He was a TTE
Before he got his break in the cricket world, Dhoni worked as a Ticket Train Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur Railway Station. From that time, Dhoni wanted to play cricket, but could not as his father wanted him to get a government job.
Life Beyond Cricket
Apart from being a former captain of the Indian team, M.S. Dhoni is also a co-owner of Ranchi Rays – a hockey club based in Ranchi. This hockey club takes part in Hockey India League. Besides, he is also co-partner of team Mahi Racing along with Akkineni Nagarjuna in Supersport World Championship.
Association With Badminton And Football
Not many know, but Dhoni did not really plan to be a cricketer. He was really good at football and badminton and was sent to local cricket club to play cricket. You can say, the techniques of reflexing as a perfect wicketkeeper can be credited to football.
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) is one movie you should not miss if you are a Dhoni fan and want to everything about him.