Perhaps, MS Dhoni is the best wicketkeeper-batsman India has ever produced. For 15 years, he’s been India’s No. 1 choice behind the stumps. With the bat, he’s built a legacy and will go down as one of the best finishers to have played the game in white-ball cricket.
It is no secret that Dhoni is a cool and calm person and likes to keep to himself when he’s away from cricket. He rarely puts pictures and posts on social media. In fact, barring his videos, pictures and other things with his daughter Ziva, there’s hardly anything that Dhoni posts.
However, a few years back, Dhoni was pretty active on Twitter. He wasn’t shy to tweet what was on his mind. Hence, here we look at five epic tweets by the former Indian skipper.
1. Trolling ‘Sir’ Ravindra Jadeja
Everybody knows Ravindra Jadeja has been given the title ‘Sir’ and it was MS Dhoni who started trending it. Dhoni loves pulling his teammates’ leg and loves fooling around at times. He has a very funny side to him as well.
Jadeja joined the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) side in 2012. However, in 2013, he was trending on Twitter due to Dhoni’s one tweet. In a game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), two runs were required off the final delivery. Jadeja was caught at third-man on that ball but it was deemed to be a no-ball and hence, CSK won the game.
It was after the game, Dhoni used his wits to troll Jadeja. He took to Twitter to tweet about the game and pull Jajdeja’s leg. The tweet read, “When you give Sir Ravindra Jadeja one ball to get 2 runs he will win it with one ball to spare !!” This left Twitter and the entire world in splits.
When you give Sir Ravindra Jadeja one ball to get 2 runs he will win it with one ball to spare !!
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) April 13, 2013
2. ‘Doesn’t matter which team wins, I am here for entertainment’
It is no secret that MS Dhoni loves football. In fact, he is one of the active members of the Indian team that practices football during the warm-ups. Moreover, he played football for his school team as well.
In fact, he even participates in the celebrity matches and isn’t shy to express his liking towards the sport. In March 2014, the Ranchi-born cricketer was in Bangladesh for the World T20. However, he followed the La Liga. He loved watching El Clasicos.
Real Madrid played Barcelona in March 2014 and Dhoni expressed his views on Twitter. He revealed that he didn’t mind either team winning the game, all he was there for was entertainment. His tweet read, “Doesn’t matter which team wins,I am here for entertainment.”
Doesn't matter which team wins,I am here for entertainment
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) March 23, 2014
3. Predicts Rohit Sharma’s 250
Rohit Sharma has become a master of getting big scores. No other batsman in the history of the game has more than one double century in ODI cricket. But Rohit has three himself. The first one came against Australia in Bengaluru in 2013 and MS Dhoni was at the non-striker’s end when he brought up his double ton.
Exactly a year later, it was Sri Lanka’s turn to face the wrath of Rohit’s blade. He became the first batsman to hit two double tons in ODIs and scored a record-shattering 264. He just batted on and on and on. In his 173-ball knock, the Mumbaikar smoked 33 fours and 9 sixes.
One interesting fact about this knock was the Dhoni predicted it on Twitter. Around about when Rohit Sharma had just completed his double ton, Dhoni tweeted about it. He was rested for the series but hadn’t stopped following the game. Hence, he tweeted, “If Rohit doesn’t get out he will certainly get 250 today.”
If Rohit doesn't get out he will certainly get 250 today
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) November 13, 2014
4. ‘Me and my wife in the same room but communicating via Twitter’
While MS Dhoni and Sakshi Singh have been married for almost a decade now, they still like to keep their lives far away from the public world. They hardly post about each other or even a picture with each other is rare. Apart from Ziva (their daughter), Dhoni doesn’t post a lot of other things on social media.
However, a few years back, he used to post regularly on social media. He used Twitter frequently as well. Dhoni joined Twitter in 2010 and posted a few random tweets as well.
In November 2011, he tweeted what he and his wife Sakshi were up to. Dhoni revealed that they were replying to each other through Twitter despite being in the same room. “Me and my wife in the same room but communicating via twitter,” Dhoni’s tweet read.
Me and my wife in the same room but communicating via twitter
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) November 5, 2011
5. Comparing Ranchi’s varied milk prices
MS Dhoni loves talking about various aspects of life. It doesn’t matter even if it’s the smallest of things, the former Indian skipper loves engaging in conversations. Moreover, he loves sharing his mind as well when he has knowledge about something.
However, he can even joke around a particular thing as well. In August 2013, Dhoni spoke about the varied milk prices in Ranchi. In fact, Dhoni tried joking around that as well. He shared that if the milkman delivered milk at your place of stay, he charged Rs 32 per litre else if you go to him, it was Rs 34 per litre.
Dhoni tweeted, “In Ranchi if the milkman delivers milk to ur house he charges 32 rs but if u go and pick it from his place he asks for 34 rs.”
In Ranchi if the milkman delivers milk to ur house he charges 32 rs but if u go and pick it from his place he asks for 34 rs.
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) August 1, 2013
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