I came to know about MS Dhoni’s struggles after watching his movie: VVS Laxman
He also lauded the likes of RP Singh and MSK Prasad for the way made it big despite all the odds.
Updated - Dec 22, 2018 3:06 pm
MS Dhoni is one of the very few sportspersons on whom a biopic was made when he was still playing. The movie ‘MS Dhoni – The Untold Story’ depicted the cricketer’s struggles before making it to the national squad in 2004 during Bangladesh tour. The former Indian player VVS Laxman was taken aback after knowing about the same and lauded Dhoni’s grit for fighting all the odds making it big at the international level.
Dhoni’s name was doing the rounds in the Indian cricket along with Yuvraj Singh itself. The latter went on to make his debut in the late 1990s but Dhoni was let down by his fate as he missed his flight to join the Duleep Trophy. He had to go through the grind once again for the next few years again before finally getting a chance in India A side.
“MS Dhoni is a classic example. When I saw his movie, I was taken aback. I didn’t know the trouble he went through. What is so great about MS is that he never ever give excuses for not getting opportunities. What you can do when you’re not getting enough opportunities keeps you going,” Laxman said while speaking at India Today Conclave South on Friday.
I take inspiration from such cricketers
VVS Laxman also highlighted the careers of the likes of RP Singh and MSK Prasad who managed to stamp their authority at the highest level. “The example from the likes of MS Dhoni, RP Singh and MSK Prasad is something I always take inspiration. MSK Prasad is from Guntur, there were no practice facilities in Guntur during his initial years. He used to come to Hyderabad in summer, he stayed in a small room, where there was no AC,” he added.
Moreover, Laxman was also effusive in praise of the other athletes and recalled how he was in tears after watching the movie Dangal.