‘Hooking a Shoaib Akhtar bouncer for 6’ — Dhoni shot that Sachin calls his favourite memory

M.S Dhoni on the field. | ANI Photo

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Kolkata: With nothing left to prove and the 2020 T20 World Cup, scheduled for October-November taken off the calendar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni closed his innings as a game-changing icon.

No farewell match, no fanfare. So typical of Dhoni to convey what he had to sans any tamasha. However, that he informed the public through social media, with a touching Mukesh song to drive home the message, came as somewhat of a surprise.

Dhoni was not exactly a fan of social media in the years gone by. 

But, then, Dhoni has had the penchant to surprise. Remember, he chose not to inform even many friends about his impending marriage to Sakshi, with whom he had been going steady, in July 2010.

For Dhoni, it has been living and playing on his terms, without bothering too much about what X or Y may say. 

The media is an important arm of sport, but apparently distressed by the hounding of his family after India’s first-round exit in the 2007 World Cup, Dhoni decided to largely take questions at press conferences only. 

Dhoni respected the few of us who stood by him, but otherwise, couldn’t care less. A section of the media made it a habit to gun for him, but he stayed unflustered.

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