M.S Dhoni is one of the most successful Indian captains and his immense contribution to the game of cricket is known to all. But, beyond his helicopter shots, sheer calmness, and mindful captaincy, we don’t know much about him personally. And now, fortunately, his journey in becoming a cricketer will unfold in Neeraj Pandey’s biopic, portraying his hardships and his personality.
Most of us assumed that Neeraj Pandey would be a huge fan of Dhoni and probably that incited him to direct a film on his life but we were so wrong. In a recent interview with Indian Express, he stated:
Yes. It’s a bit surprising and strange to know this. But, we couldn’t agree more when he justified his stand. He continued:
What an insightful reply!
Also, in the teaser, we see Dhoni taking a dig at three senior players that are rumoured to be Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, and V.V.S. Laxman. Dismissing all rumours, Neeraj Pandey clarified:
Sushant Singh Rajput was always Neeraj’s first choice to play Dhoni because he comes from the same place as that of Dhoni and is a good reader of the game of cricket.