MS Dhoni is now an officially retired India cricketer as he broke the massive piece of news on 15th August. In his illustrious 15 Years international career the former India captain carried the burden of an entire nation.
The three-time ICC trophy winning captain has left a great legacy behind him that will never be replicated. Apparently during his playing days for India to get Dhoni to answer a phone call was an impossible task.
His former teammate RP Singh disclosed that it was extremely difficult to reach out to MS Dhoni on phone. The former India pacer also revealed that the down to earth Dhoni once told teammate Munaf Patel that he would pick their calls in half-a-ring once he retires from international cricket.
Dhoni said he will pick calls after retirement – RP Singh
“He has always been a down to earth and very composed person. We used to complain that he never takes our calls. Once he told Munaf (Patel) and I, that, when he retires, he would pick up the phone in just half-a-ring. Now we will check if really has retired.
We always exploited his extra allowance which captains are entitled to! On a serious note, cricketers’ off-field interactions are not very different from ones on the field. We often end up talking about matches and players so it was fun with him,” Singh told cricket.com.
RP Singh also lauded MS Dhoni’s great finishing skills and called him a different beast batting down the order for India. According to Singh, while Bevan has been one of the game’s finest finishers, Dhoni took it to another level and cricket might not see another player like him who managed to pull off several matches from doubtful positions.
“If you talk about the history of the game, you will never get a player like Dhoni who has won so many matches from batting at that position. We have spoken about Bevan and all but MS was a completely different beast,” Singh said.
Meanwhile, there’s no denying that MS Dhoni completely changed the landscape of India cricket both as skipper and as a successful wicketkeeper-batsman. The much-anticipated return of Dhoni on the cricket field will take place in upcoming IPL season which kicks off from September 19 in the UAE. Dhoni will be once again leading his 3-time IPL champion side Chennai Super Kings.