Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden demise on Sunday shocked everyone including the cricket fraternity. Sushant committed suicide and his body was found at his Bandra residence. The news of the actor’s death spread like wildfire on social media and condolences started pouring in no time.
Many former and current India internationals paid tribute to Sushant as he shared a special connection with the sport. One of the highlights of Sushant’s career was his outstanding portrayal of MS Dhoni in his biopic– ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’. Sushant had gained praise for his impressive performance in the biopic which was released in September 2016.
Many cricketers including Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh expressed grief over Sushant’s demise. Former India pacer VRV Singh also reacted to the actor’s death while addressing the importance of mental strength and mental toughness.
Singh, the current coach of Chandigarh cricket team, heaped praise on Sushant’s performance in Dhoni’s biopic. There were also rumours that the actor was going to soon start working on the biopic’s sequel.
Sushant lived the character of MS Dhoni: VRV Singh
“I guess after working in MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Sushant Singh Rajput earned a lot of fame. He had done a sports-based film, and usually, the sportspersons have better mental stability.
Sushant lived the character of MS Dhoni while shooting for the film. He was definitely a very good actor. I heard somewhere that he was going to feature in the second part of MS Dhoni’s biopic,” said Singh in a live chat with Shanivi Sadana on Sportskeeda.
Singh also opined that the pandemic has taken a toll on everyone. However, one should think before taking such an extreme call, according to Singh, who donned the Indian jersey in 5 Tests and 2 ODIs.
“During this lockdown period, many people are losing jobs. I don’t know when the pandemic will end. Everyone has been affected by it, but one should not make such an extreme call. If negative thoughts come in mind, one should avoid them,” VRV Singh said.
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