New Delhi: The former World Cup-winning Indian cricket team captain, MS Dhoni, has made his way into the spotlight once again.
In a recently gone viral video, Dhoni is being seen celebrating the Ganesh Chaturthi festival by showering flower petals on the Lord Ganesh Idol.
Check the video below:
MS Dhoni celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi.
Video of the day….!!!! pic.twitter.com/uWZyAsdsCP
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 21, 2023
Apart from being a legend of cricket, Dhoni is also a very religious person. His unwavering trust in god is well known, and he frequently takes pilgrimages to temples to offer prayers. Following India’s World Cup victory in 2011, he shaved his head to honour a vow, which was one of his most heartfelt acts of dedication. This symbolic action reportedly resulted in the hair being later offered at the Balaji Temple in Tirupati. Dhoni’s spiritual convictions are always displayed in a powerful manner.
MS Dhoni as captain
Dhoni is widely considered one of the greatest captains in the history of cricket. India won every ICC trophy, including T20 World Cup (2007), ODI World Cup (2007), and Champions Trophy (2013).
India’s 2013, Champions Trophy victory under MS Dhoni was the last time India won the ICC trophy.
India’s World Cup hunt
Team India will be starting their ICC ODI World Cup 2023, campaign on October 7, against the 5 times world champions Australia, in MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
The Rohit Sharma-led men in blue will be putting all on the line to end their decade-long ICC trophy hunt, by winning the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, which will be held in India this year.
Australian cricketing legend, Adam Gilchrist has given his take on how Indian youngsters can help India lift the World Cup by saying, “I can’t claim to know what it is like to be an Indian player, playing in India (laughs). It’s always intriguing. If I were in the Indian hierarchy, I would be tapping into guys like Sachin (Tendulkar) and MS (Dhoni) to come in and spend time with the group if they are available, and pass on all their experience.”
Final preparatory test
A three-match ODI series against Australia will begin on September 22 as India’s final task before hosting the Cricket World Cup at home. Following that, they will compete in pre-World Cup matches against England on September 30 and the Netherlands on October 3. Then, on October 8, India will face Australia in Chennai to open its Cricket World Cup campaign.