MS Dhoni walks down memory lane to relive school days

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni, India’s most successful captain, shared his memories as a schoolboy with a few hundred children at the Sehwag International School on Friday.Dhoni stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain in January and rewound the clock to play a couple of stunning innings against England in the limited-overs leg. In Cuttack, Dhoni slammed 134, his first hundred since 2013 before scoring his maiden T20I fifty in Bangalore. (Also read: A decade after T20I debut, MS Dhoni slams maiden fifty)Dhoni, who continues to remain a crowd favourite, more than a decade after his debut, visited good friend and former teammate’s Virender Sehwag’s International School to speak about his own experiences at school.”School is one place where you can study and enjoy sports. Teachers are also considerate. My time at school was the best period of my life. There wasn’t much pressure in life. (Also read: Virat Kohli should send MS Dhoni higher up the order in Bangalore: Sourav Ganguly to India Today)”I understand there is a pressure in the modern academic structure. People are more career-oriented. But you can have a lot of fun at school,” Dhoni said.The 35-year-old wicketkeeper batsman said his school would always hold a special place in his heart.”It was a place where I started playing cricket and I was very sincere about my studies. School is one place where you make friends.”Dhoni revealed he was never about worried about results as he was more tuned in to the actual process. That also remained his philosophy in his decade-long tenure as India captain.advertisementHe revealed an incident from his earlier days and words of wisdom from his father which would stay with him forever. Dhoni had a match to play around a Class XII exam and he asked permission to go play from his father. Dhoni senior agreed readily which left Mahi bewildered.”My father told me ‘if you studied the entire year, then one day wouldn’t have mattered. Even if you did not study the entire year, even then one day wouldn’t have mattered.'”last_img read more