Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has shared the name of his favourite cricketer and that is none other than former India captain MS Dhoni. He referred Dhoni as the “Dabangg” player on Star Sports’ pre-show Nerolac Cricket Live.
“I personally know Kedar Jadhav…Also, my favourite cricketer is MS Dhoni. He is a Dabangg player,” Salman said.
Salman was accompanied by another superstar Kiccha Sudeep, who is playing the villain in the third instalment of the Dabangg movie.
“My favourite player is the one who plays well on that day. But what we see as fans is the respect each player has towards each other,” Sudeep added. “We can visibly see the players stand and cheer for the achievements of their teammates – with such a positive attitude, we can freely have our favourites. My all time favourite has to be Anil Kumble sir, and I also like Rohit Sharma.”
On the other hand, MS Dhoni is currently out of the action. He last played in the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup where New Zealand beat them in July. His break raised the speculations of his retirement also. However, BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly said that there is time to think on Dhoni’s future.
Ravi Shastri’s views
Recently, Ravi Shastri also shared his views on MS Dhoni where he said only Dhoni knows whether his body will cope up with all the rigours of international cricket after a break or not.
“It’s sensible (the break by Dhoni). I like the time (around IPL) when he will be starting to play again. I don’t think he is too keen on the one-day stuff. He is finished with Test cricket. T20 is an option. It’s a format that is tailor-made for him. But will his body be able to cope with the demands, only he will answer,” Shastri told ‘India Today’
“The rest would have done him a world of good, mentally. That mental fatigue would have gone away by now. If he decides to play, which he will because he will play the IPL, then he will start training with a very fresh mind. Then you have got to see form,” Ravi Shastri concluded.