MS Dhoni opens up on how Ziva’s birth changed his life
MS Dhoni also disclosed Ziva's request after each and every IPL game.
Updated - Jun 13, 2018 10:39 am
MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings made a comeback after two years and there was no stopping them in the recently concluded season as they went on to dominate the other seven teams and clinch the title for the third time. Thus, Dhoni became the second skipper to win three IPL titiles alongside Rohit Sharma.
The CSK skipper was seen spending quality time with his daughter Ziva after every game in IPL 2018 season. He used to bring his daughter on to the field and create some memories. Many of their post-match pictures throughout the tournament went viral. Recently he opened up on how daughter Ziva changed his life.
“I don’t know whether it has changed me as a cricketer, as a person yes of course because daughters are very close to their fathers,” Dhoni said during a show for Star Sports. “In my case, the problem is when she (Ziva) was born I was not there (three years ago), most of the time I was playing cricket, so everything bad somehow is thrown at me (to deal with),” Dhoni added.
MS Dhoni discloses Ziva’s request
CSK team was rated as the veteran side because of the experienced players in the team. Speaking about their personal life, almost all the cricketers in the team are having kids and their families used to grace their presence during the cash-rich tournament. Speaking on this, MS Dhoni said that Ziva requested him during all games to take her to the field once the games end to spend some time with other cricketers kids.
“I had a wonderful time with her (Ziva). She was there for the whole of IPL and one of her biggest requests used to be I have to go to the ground, that is lawn for her. And also there are a lot of kids in the team.”
MS Dhoni went on to add something about his changed routine during the IPL 2018 season, “I would get up by 1:30, 2:30 or 3 in the afternoon. Ziva is up by the time, she gets up by 8.30 or 9, have her breakfast, engage with everyone, start playing. I feel it just relaxes us a bit more when the kids are playing with each other,” he further added.