Amitabh Bachchan is an avid cricket fan and just like us, he is also a huge fan of the iconic MS Dhoni. Fondly known as Big B, the legendary actor regularly writes his blog which is read by millions worldwide. In a recent blog post, Big B recounts the instance when he was in AWE of MS Dhoni.
“The memory goes on for years and years. Right down to present times and Sachin and M.S. Dhoni and all the younger players that exhibit such tremendous energy and skills on the pitch. Dhoni walking on to the set of ‘Baghban’ while I was shooting and all of us in absolute awe of the man.”
“Those friendly charity cricket matches that the film industry played with the Indian team. That moment when I was bowling and the umpire guiding me by telling me to bowl over the wicket and shorter.”
“And I was looking at him with some dismay, as to why he was guiding me and me not liking being told like so. And on disclosing my displeasure to another team member, he telling me off with: ‘You absolute idiot. That umpire is the great Vinoo Mankad. And me not knowing where to hide my face from this spin bowling giant, Mr Mankad.”
Bachchan is a well-known cricket enthusiast who often lights up social media with his opinions on the ongoing cricket matches. Bachchan can also be seen attending many IPL matches with his son Abhishek as the two are self-professed Mumbai Indians fans.