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MS Dhoni has a new fan in Olympic champion Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya, who struck gold in the 800m category at the Rio Olympics last year, took to Twitter to show respect for MS Dhoni

cricket Updated: May 07, 2017 09:38 IST
MS Dhoni has been praised by Rio Olympics gold medallist Caster Semenya (R).
MS Dhoni has been praised by Rio Olympics gold medallist Caster Semenya (R).(HT/Agencies)

Former India captain MS Dhoni has a new special fan in the form of Rio Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya, who had has hailed the former India captain as an ‘inspiring’ figure after watching his biopic ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’.

Semenya, who struck gold in the 800m category at the Rio Olympics last year, took to Twitter to show respect for ‘Captain Cool’. “@msdhoni i have just watched your film.. Inspiring story it is.. #msdhoniuntoldstory... Salute..,” she stated on the micro-blogging website.

The movie, which depicted Dhoni’s struggles from being a small-town kid to an employee of the Railways to finally achieving his dreams, was praised by a number of sportsperson across the globe over the past few months.

And Semenya too, who has faced controversies over her gender, testosterone levels, etc. is no stranger to struggles.

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She had clocked her fastest at Rio, which was a South African record in itself besides being the fifth-fastest in Olympic history.

Dhoni, who had lifted the World Cup for India in 2011 is widely regarded as the best Indian captain in history.

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He also has the unique distinction of being the only Indian to win both the Champions League and Indian Premier League twice as captain.

However, he is not having the best of moments on the pitch this season and barring a couple of knocks hasn’t really played to his potential.

However, that has had little impact on his fan base who are sure their hero will strike form when required.