MS Dhoni’s appeal far exceeds his achievements on the cricket field, as the Ranchi man become an icon and inspiration for the people over this country.
Dhoni’s journey from a ticket-collector to becoming India’s greatest skipper is an incredible story, one that even got made into a feature film last year. But while the film spoke about Dhoni’s journey to super stardom, it barely touches upon what the man signifies to an entire generation.
The 1983 World Cup triumph was a seismic event in Independent India , as it changed the way Indians looked at the game of cricket. Prior to 1983, India loved the game but the frenetic passion only came in after that glorious day in London.
Kapil Dev’s success inspired an entire generation, as the original small town hero caught the imagination of the nation. His rise from obscurity to the captain of cricket’s world champions gave hope to the everyone in the country, as his success gave paved a pathway for others to succeed.
Twenty years later, Dhoni broke that glass ceiling again, as within three years of his debut, he was lifting the T20 World Cup in South Africa. Now firmly established as the biggest hero in Indian cricket after Tendulkar, Dhoni became the poster boy of the new-age India, and just like Kapil two decades ago, gave belief to every young kid who dreams of playing for India in the future.
Dhoni’s popularity also makes him a great vehicle for corporates, as his appeal transcends every specter of the Indian society. Lava mobile phones are one of the brands that Dhoni represents, and was seen in a new advertisement just recently.
Dhoni was seen talking about how Lava phone gives you more than a single year warranty, something that other phone do not give you at all.
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