-From being a consistent school-level cricketer to trying luck at a job of railways.
-It was after 28 years, the Indian cricket team was playing the final game of the biggest cricket tournament.
-He also could not do it for the nation and he ended his last game in blues just as he started it 16 years ago.
-To 16 years, to unforgettable memories, to an idol of brilliance and extreme lessons of learning. Thank you, Sir. 19.29 Hrs has marked history.
Many who have been following cricket with their deepest of interest can understand how much this man had done for the sport of Cricket. It is not easy, it is just not easy to satisfy 125 crore people with mad love for the game. This man is motivation, inspiration, the face of hard work, determination, consistency, and whatnot. His life is as interesting as his good game and stumping. He is not just a player, he is the best captain, finisher, this nation ever had and will ever have.
From being a consistent school-level cricketer to trying luck at a job of railways and from there to that first run out in the very first international game is when people asked: “arey ye kon hai dhoni”. But dhoni hai toh honi hai, from that run out to win the 2007 world cup, there was an announcement of his presence in the game of cricket. At the time when Indian cricket was changing its sides, big players were being dropped, blame was just carried by one person. But, that was needed, he believed he is changing the future. The future of Indian cricket in terms of fitness, young talents, the team that should perform everywhere. The results started showing off, 2007 was just the beginning.
It was after 28 years, the Indian cricket team was playing a final game of the biggest cricket tournament, where the stakes are as high as possible. The game was being played in Mumbai, India. There was no better chance than winning but also before in world cup there was never a team hosting the world cup ever won one. This was the first time, a hosting country marked its fearless and glorious victory. Yes “M.S.Dhoni finishes off in style, India lifts the world cup after 28 years, and it’s the Indian captain who had been magnificent on the night of the finals,” said Ravi Shastri.
Then there was no turning back, the achievements went on happening for the captain cool. CB series in Australia or Asia cup. IPL trophy or the champions league, everything was achieved under his captainship. There was a champions trophy that was yet to be won by Indian cricket. The trophy was equally big as the world cup. The platform for the best of teams to showcase their brilliance. Everybody had brilliance but there was something extra with our captain.
The series kicked off with a strong win, there were players making their mark in the team. Every player was giving it all to make the team win. But, but in the final match, to give the most crucial over to the bowler who had consumed the most runs and against two well set best batsmen the team had is not normal. It takes a hell of a lot of experience to predict the nerve of that bowler. The ball was given and boom, 2 wickets of the most dangerous batsmen, and the game turned upside down. With the lowest target, with not much margin, the captain made it happen for the team. This was the belief he had in his players.
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There were times when plastic fans made it all just as normal as every player. But, No, No. He was not just another cricketer. Records are a sign of excellence. Facts do not lie. Every cricketer has a struggle and definitely make a team complete. But M.S.Dhoni was a complete cricket himself. The man of uncertain times, most unexpected decisions, someone who took the game to the last ball and to the nerve of everyone, then finish it with a bang.
Yes, he did have a bad phase. He did lose us a big game when he was the only hope. He also could not do it for the nation and he ended his last game in blues just as he started it 16 years ago. Yes, one bad run out, the nation cried together. You can say whatever you want, this man has been a journey, an example of small-town dreams, an example of sheer hard work and focus, he changed it all.
Conclusion: The dream of millions was fulfilled through his eyes and soul. There was never and there will never be another such captain, finisher, sportsman to such a game. With no disrespect to any other player. Vo kya hai na, iss bhai sahab ke liye kuch jyada hi bhavuk hai hum.
Dhoni koi Sachin hai? Nahi paaji, Dhoni, Dhoni hai.
To 16 years, to unforgettable memories, to an idol of brilliance and extreme lessons of learning. Thank you, Sir. 19.29 Hrs has marked history. 🇮🇳