Fan Club Of The Week – Mahendra Singh Dhoni

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni

ONE of the greatest sporting idols to ever emerge from India, Mahendra Singh Dhoni rose up from a humble beginning to achieve incredible suc­cess as a cricketer and has countless magical moments that enchanted an entire nation.

The heroic wicketkeeper and bats­man has over a billion fans world­wide, including Thanesh From Tamil Nadu, India, who runs a popular fan club dedicated to him. Eastern Eye caught up with Thanesh recently to find out more…

What made you decide to set up the fan club?

I wanted to connect with people

who love my idol. I dreamt of bring­ing smiles to all the people who loved him, just like me, so I set up the fan club.

Tell us about your fan club…

Our fan club is a place for exchang­ing thoughts and feelings. We spread DHONIsm to one and all, and make the world a better place for MS Dho­ni fans.

What has been your most memorable moment?

Probably when other popular celeb­rities claim themselves as fans of my idol MSD. That’s when me as a fan boy feels excited and proud.

What is the best thing you like about your idol?

His demi-god status! Yes, that’s the best thing about my idol. Dhoni nev­er really cares about his stardom. He keeps his achievements in his house and comes onto the field like a nobody and gives his best.

What is your best Dhoni moment?

He has given us fans so many magi­cal and heroic moments that will re­main with us forever. So probably his existence is my favourite moment.

Tell us an interesting fact about him…

MS Dhoni is not just an athlete, but a cricketing revolution. He is more of a visionary on life and doesn’t need any introduction across the country.

What is your definition of a true fan?

Apart from parents, if there is some­one in the whole world who selflessly adores and well wishes a person, then it has to be the fans. Fans have very less logics and a lot of emotions. Their idol’s success is their success.

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