Former India skipper MS Dhoni has shared an interesting incident from his school days. He expressed that his father was not sure he would pass the Class 10 board exams. While MS Dhoni might not have been great in studies, he has achieved great success for India in the cricketing world.
Dhoni is one of the best to have led India in International cricket. Under his leadership, India won the 2007 T20 World Cup, the 2011 ODI World Cup, and the 2013 Champions Trophy. The wicketkeeper has also been a very successful captain for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, winning four IPL titles and a couple of Champions League T20 titles with the franchise.
During a Q and A with the students in a school, MS Dhoni revealed an interesting story about his class 10 board exams. He expressed,
“I was very happy. My father thought that I am not passing [10th board exam]. He was like, it’s gone, I will have to repeat, but he was very happy that I passed.”
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Does sport qualify as a subject? – MS Dhoni on his favorite subject in school
Former India cricketer MS Dhoni was also asked during the question and answer session about his favorite subject in school. The wicket-keeper batter answered, “Sports” if it can be considered as a subject. He expressed his attendance started dropping down once he started playing cricket. Dhoni said,
“Does sport qualify as a subject? [on his favorite subject] I was an average student till I started playing cricket in Class seven, so from that point onwards, my attendance slightly started to go down. But other than that, I was a good student. [In the] tenth, I got 66 percent or something; In 12th, I got 56 or 57 percent.”
“My attendance was very low because I was playing throughout. So, it was tough for me, but I was an average student. In fact, in Class 10 boards, there were chapters I had no clue about. So, I had no idea what to write if a question came from that particular chapter. That how bad it was,” said MS Dhoni.