“I wanted to play like Tendulkar but realized his style was different”- MS Dhoni reveals his idol was Sachin Tendulkar


“I wanted to play like Tendulkar but realized his style was different”- MS Dhoni reveals his idol was Sachin Tendulkar

MS Dhoni said Sachin Tendulkar was his idol.

MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar are two of the most beloved cricketers in the world. Under the captaincy of Dhoni in 2011, Tendulkar played his last World Cup. He fulfilled his dream of lifting the coveted cup after five appearances. On several occasions, Dhoni has revealed how he grew up watching the ‘God of Cricket’. 

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In a video clip shared by Chennai Super Kings on their Twitter account on Thursday [October 13], Dhoni revealed how he wanted to play like his cricketing idol Tendulkar.

Growing up when I was your age, I used to watch him play and always thought I wanted to play like him but couldn’t. Inside in my heart I always wanted to play like him, he was a cricketing idol growing up,” said Dhoni.

Watch the video below:

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MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar’s international careers

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MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar

MS Dhoni debuted in 2004 in an ODI match, amassing 10773 runs in 350 ODIs at a strike rate of 87.6. He played 90 Tests and scored 4876 runs, while in 98 T20Is, he accumulated 1617 runs.

Leading the CSK franchise in the Indian Premier League, Captain Cool played 234 matches to score 4978 runs at a strike rate of 135.2. His ability to huge big sixes in the last few overs to help the team win matches has given him the tag of one of the best finishers in cricket. 

Meanwhile, no cricketer has scored more runs than Sachin Tendulkar. In an illustrious career spanning 24 years, Tendulkar scored 15921 in 200 Tests and 18426 runs in 463 ODIs (the most by any).

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However, he has played only a single T20I and scored 10 runs. In 78 IPL appearances, he added 2334 runs at a strike rate of 119.8. He is the only player in the world to have scored 100 international tons.

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