Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virender Sehwag are two individuals who have changed Indian cricket in the modern era. Dhoni, with his cool captaincy, helped India climb the Test summit as well as secure tremendous success in major ICC tournaments. Sehwag, with all his flair and aggression, changed the approach to batting in Tests.
When these two great cricketers meet, tremendous excitement is bound to be generated. This is what happened when Dhoni took some time off to visit the Virender Sehwag school to interact with students.
During his interaction, the former limited-overs captain spoke about his experiences in school and how it shaped his outlook towards life.
“Along with studies, one must be very active even in sports. If one can manage a right balance in both, then you can have a very different outlook in life,” Dhoni said while interacting with students.
The dashing wicketkeeper batsman, who is renowned for his ‘Helicopter’ shot, also stressed on the importance of process as this would help individuals as they progress in life. During his captaincy tenure, Dhoni had said repeatedly that he focused on the process rather than the result.
After a 30-minute interaction with the students, Dhoni gave some batting and wicketkeeping tips to the students.
Following the interaction, Sehwag took to his Twitter handle (@virendersehwag) thanking Dhoni and stating that this day would not be forgotten for a very long time.
Following the appointment of Virat Kohli as full-time captain in all three formats for India, Dhoni has enjoyed success with the bat. In the ODI series in which India won 2-1, Dhoni blasted his first century against England when he smashed 134 in Cuttack. He shared a record 256-run stand for the fourth wicket with Yuvraj Singh, who smashed 150, his highest individual score to help India seal the series
In the Twenty20 International series, India lost in Kanpur but held their nerve to win in Nagpur. Heading into the decider in Bangalore, Dhoni blasted his maiden fifty that allowed India to go past 200. Yuzvendra Chahal picked up 6/25, the best figures by an Indian bowler in T20Is as India won a Twenty20 series against England for the first time.