Mahendra Singh Dhonis Biography

By: Pankaj

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Do you go and see him play? No we don't go. You feel a bit of anxiety as to what will happen. We watch him on televison (he bought them).

Jayanti: He feels a bit pressurised when some of family members go to see his matches. It was like that right from his school days.




My father sometimes used to go to see his matches. Once he came to know he said please ask him not to come there I feel pressurised. Because if someone from the family is there and if I don't perform.




So we said okay let him play for some time and later on we will forcefully ask him to take us along with him!




I don't watch his matches all the time. I don't get much time when I am working. Only on off days if there is a match do I get time to see. I was not that much interested in cricket but now that he has started I have gained interest.




What about his hairstyle? Was he always interested in freaky hair styles




Jayanti: This time when he got his hair coloured I said see now the fashion has gone. Keep it black. I want it so I will keep and now people are going to follow me. If they want they will copy me. If they don't want they won't. Whne he went to play for India A then he started growing his hair. When he returned from there he had long hair. Because he liked short hair for girls also. I have long hair and he always says, 'Why do you have long hair? Have short hair'.




When he started growing his hair I said, 'Why are you growing your hair?'




He said: 'For a change'.




And that clicked and he got into India senior. From that time onwards ï?? he trims his hair ï?? by the never cuts it short.




Is he still the same old Mahi you grew up with?

Jayanti:




Will you all gather together to watch him play at the World Cup?




Jayanti: No. Actually, I will stay at home and watch. If India reaches the semi-finals we plan to get together and watch.




I am very excited that he is playing in the World Cup; all his friends are too. We all think that the team that has gone to play in this World Cup is a great one and we are hoping they will bring the cup back to India.




He [Mahi] is not very excited, as usual. He knows he has to deliver and that is what he is focused on.




I spoke to him today [Friday, March 16]. We talked general stuff about the house he is building, his dogs, his friends and the town. We never talk about cricket. He has a lot of cricket around him when he is on tour and he likes to talk about his family, his friends and his town and his dogs instead. I will probably speak to him after the match.




We donï??t pray to a special god. But we all offer prayers before his matches. But my husband, Gautam, has some superstitions. When the match is going well he does not want anyone to go in and out of the room where he is watching. He loves cricket and plays cricket.




Photograph: DAV School where Dhoni studied and played cricket.















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