My favorite Sports Person- M.S Dhoni- By Justin Sebastian

  • Contributed by : Justin Sebastian
  • Status : Student
  • Class : 10
  • Age : 15
  • Mode : Medium
  • Article type : Essay for students
  • Target Age Group : 11-15 Years

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My favorite sports person  is MS Dhoni . He is one of the most popular cricketer and one of the most successful cricket captain in the world. Born in Jharkhand he was passionate about sports and played shuttle badminton, football and cricket during his childhood. He was a big fan of wicket keeper batsman legendary Adam Gilcrist .Soon, he started impressing people around with his wicket keeping styles and aggressive batting and made it into junior and senior state team. His talent and consistency got him into a place in the national team under the leadership of Rahul, Dravid. M.S Dhoni soon became the permanent wicket keeper batsman for India. He won many matches for India and was an excellent finisher. He was selected to lead team India in 2007.

Under the dynamic leadership of M.S Dhoni, India conquered all cricketing jewels in all formats. India was the top team in Test ranking for eighteen months starting December 2009, won the World Cup in 2011 and the World Twenty twenty on his captaincy debut in 2007.For his outstanding contribution to the sports Dhoni has been the recipient of many awards, He was selected as the ICC One day International  Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009. The prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award was given to him in 2007. He also won the Padmasri and Padmabhooshan Awards.

MS Dhoni is always a role model for all youngsters. He always demonstrated how to handle pressure situation and earned the name Captain Cool. He even changed his natural aggressive style to play according the situation and always showed the ability to change gears when required. He is one of the fastest wicket keepers in the world and his helicopter shot which he often uses in twenty twenty matches is amazing. He is also a Lieutenant Colonel in Territorial Army. He also holds several international records and the most significant of all of them is the most number of stumping done by a wicketkeeper.

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