My father thought that I am not passing the boards exam: MS Dhoni

Dhoni said that his attendance used to be low because he was playing throughout.

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Former Indian skipper  MS Dhoni shared a unique experience from his school days. Dhoni who focused on sports more than his education since childhood said that his father doubted that if he would be able to clear the class 10th board exams.

It might be said that Dhoni was not the sharpest mind when it comes to education, but his tactics on the cricketing ground are on another level. He is also the only captain to win all three ICC trophies – the 2007 T20 World Cup, the 2011 ODI World Cup, and the 2013 Champions Trophy.

Not only in the international arena, but Captain Cool is also one of the most successful skippers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after winning the title four times. He also won a couple of Champions League T20 titles with Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

My attendance was very low because I was playing throughout: MS Dhoni

During a Q and A session at a school, he said, "I was very happy. My father thought that I am not passing [10th board exam]. He was like, it’s gone, I will have to repeat, but he was very happy that I passed.” When asked about his favorite subject, the former Indian skipper hilariously asked if sports qualifies as a subject. 

“Does sport qualify as a subject? [on his favorite subject] I was an average student till I started playing cricket in Class seven, so from that point onwards, my attendance slightly started to go down. But other than that, I was a good student. [In the] tenth, I got 66 percent or something; In 12th, I got 56 or 57 percent.”

“My attendance was very low because I was playing throughout. So, it was tough for me, but I was an average student. In fact, in Class 10 boards, there were chapters I had no clue about. So, I had no idea what to write if a question came from that particular chapter. That how bad it was,” he added.