MS Dhoni: Dhoni’s former teammate from Bihar reveals the reason they came up with a rather funny name for the Indian Cricket legend.
The fact that MS Dhoni shares a healthy relation and camaraderie with his former friends and teammates is a given. One of the many reasons he is admired and respected by billions, is because of the fact that he has always stayed humble and grounded, not forgetting his roots, despite having everything that it takes for most, to be the other way around.
Before his sustained stint with the Indian national side, Dhoni played his Ranji Trophy matches for Bihar until 2004, when he made his debut against Bangladesh, where he was unfortunately run-out.
One of his former teammates from Bihar, Satya Prakash- the one who we saw in the movie, MS Dhoni- The Untold Story has come up with a funny name he and his friends used to call MS Dhoni, because of his aggressive nature of batting back then.
Satya Prakash is the same person because of who MS Dhoni got the job of a Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) at the Kharagpur Railway Station, in West Bengal. He is the same person who broke into tears after Dhoni, with utmost respect, offered him a cup of tea in his hotel room, after getting admitted into the Indian men’s National side (as per the movie)
What was the ‘funny’ name
In a recent interaction with Sportstar, his former teammate Satya Prakash gave quite some insights on the ‘Captain Cool’ of Indian Cricket. He also talked about how he changed his nature of play when he started playing for his country.
“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”, he said.
“Mahi bhai passed on a message that i shouldn’t lose confidence, i need to focus on my game. People only knows how he helped us from behind the stumps, but its actually the work, the advice he given us in btw match or after matches, that does a world of good. ” – Kuldeep pic.twitter.com/5qn4DMTj0h
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Satya Prakash was also in all-praise of Dhoni’s captaincy and his command over the English language.
“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 added.
Dhoni is currently all set with his preparations for the upcoming 2019 World Cup, where he will yet again play an imperative role with his bat and the wicket-keeping gloves for India. Along with Hardik Pandya down the order, he will look to play the role of a finisher, plus an innings stabiliser by coming up the order, in case the Indian top-order misfires.