The dream of many cricket fans has been made possible on the 10th anniversary of the World Cup win as CSK posted a video of young MS Dhoni interviewing World Cup winner Dhoni.
The YouTube video shows Dhoni meet his younger self from 2005 where the former India skipper sheds light on the years ahead for a young and shy Dhoni who has just entered the international arena.
“Thala the host and the Guest! A one of it’s kind conversation as @msdhoni from 2021 meets himself from 2005 and tells him about the secrets behind his consistency,” CSK tweeted while sharing the Gulf Oil India video.
The short conversation shows the present-day MS Dhoni talking about the final with the Dhoni of 2005.
Watch Young Dhoni interviewing WC winner Dhoni
“You’ll have to keep improving your game. And you are today batting at number 3 but you might have to bat lower down the order sometime depending on the requirements,” the former Indian skipper told the young Dhoni in ‘Gulf Pride Presents Dhoni X Dhoni’.
“So, to be mentally ready is very important. And of course, keep practising. So if you go into a situation like that, you know how to change your batting style. You have to be ahead of the game,” he further said.
“At the same time, you have to enjoy the game. And of course, there will be challenges but think of them as opportunities to prove yourself. Because whatever’s the team’s requirement that’s always your priority,” Dhoni added.
MS Dhoni led India to lift the 2011 World Cup after 28 years of long waiting. The then Indian skipper had played an exceptional knock in the finals of the mega event to see the hosts home.
The young Dhoni asks the former India captain to pick his favourite knock. “Sir, you’ve played so many ODIs and Tests but if I had to ask you to pick one favourite innings, which you think as your best innings, which one would it be?” the youngster asked.
“The World Cup finals. The joy of finishing that match was just something else,” replied Dhoni.
To which a surprised young Dhoni curious to know what happened in the 2011 World Cup final asked if India would go on to win the showpiece event.
“Your hard work is what made that innings possible. But just make one more sacrifice. All these favourites of yours — butter chicken, soft drinks, milkshakes — slowly quit them,” said the World Cup-winning Indian skipper.
The former Indian cricketer also lauded his younger self to announce his arrival on the international stage in style. “Picking up Man of the Match and Man of the Series awards in your first year. Great Stuff. And that 183 against Sri Lanka, I mean 50 overs of keeping and then batting for another 46 overs it’s not easy,” said Dhoni.
MS Dhoni announces his international retirement on August 15, 2020 after reaching UAE for the IPL tournament of the year. After facing back to back hurdles Dhoni-led CSK for the first time in IPL history fails to enter the playoff of the season.
Dhoni will lead the CSK in the IPL 2021 where the Chennai based franchise plays the first match of the season against Delhi Capitals at Mumbai on April 10, 2021.