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He is the only cricket captain in history to have led his team to win three of the major ICC tournaments- ICC T20 World Cup (2007), ICC ODI World Cup (2011) and ICC Champions Trophy (2013). Undeniably, he is a legend and recently became the 14th player to score 10, 000 runs in One Day cricket. Yes, we are talking about Mahendra Singh Dhoni a.k.a MS Dhoni a.k.a. Maahi a.k.a MSD. As much of a star he is in the fields, so much revered are his fatherly skills. (Recommended Read: When India's Cool Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Was Bowled Over By Sakshi Rawat)
MS Dhoni got married to Sakshi Dhoni on July 04, 2010 and their little daughter, whom they lovingly named- Ziva Dhoni was born on February 6, 2015. The doting father is very close to Ziva Dhoni like any father, but what makes their relationship even more special is the fact that Dhoni never leaves any stone unturned to make it all friendly with his 4-year-old baby girl. And his social media posts are proof of the same.
MS Dhoni’s latest video with his daughter, Ziva Dhoni is creating a lot of buzz on social media, and you can’t miss. It’s beyond adorable! In the video, Maahi bhai is asking Ziva, “How are you?” in five different languages - Tamil, Bangla, Gujarati, Bhojpuri and Punjabi, and like a child prodigy, Ziva nails her answer and will leave you mesmerised. Take a look at the video:
MS Dhoni, in an interview with The Print, had once shared how he misses Ziva when he is outside the country. He had stated, “It is a very different feeling, and I personally find it very difficult to put it in words. It is more of an emotion, and I feel I have not really missed a lot of things in life, but after a while when I am outside, after a few days, I actually start missing Ziva. Not to the extent that it starts bothering my cricket and all, but it is the first time ever when I feel, maybe I should Facetime to see what she is really doing.”
In another interview, Dhoni had opened up about embracing fatherhood and had shared, “Your life does change with the kind of smile the baby gives you. She doesn’t care whether I play for my country or play for a good franchisee like Chennai. She wants to cry, she cries. It gives a very good feeling.” (Don't Miss: Mira Rajput Kapoor And Shahid Kapoor Are 'Proud' Of Ishaan Khatter As He Bagged Debut Filmfare Award)
He had further added, “It gives a very good feeling. You know, the first willing hug from my daughter’s side came only in the last 15 days! I’m enjoying that and it’s actually a special moment — now she recognises me, and tries to interact with me. But since she’s spent way more time with her mom, she often calls me ‘mama’ instead of ‘papa’! But I’ve somehow learnt to make my peace with that.”
Dhoni had also talked about his daughter, Ziva and if she has changed him as a person in another interview. He was quoted as saying, “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. 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).”
He had also talked about his balancing act between work and family and had said, “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. 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, has her breakfast, engages with everyone, starts playing... I feel it just relaxes us a bit more when the kids are playing with each other.” (Also Read: Ranveer Singh Goes Down On Knees For Wife, Deepika Padukone At 64th Filmfare Awards, Video Inside)
MS Dhoni’s video with Ziva Dhoni asking her “How are you?” in different languages and her answers to the same, has definitely made your day, right?
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