Former Indian captain and legendary cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has not only achieved fame in India but also all around the world. His prowess is like no other and the ability to remain calm in intense pressure makes him one of the best captains out there. Captain Cool is one of the richest cricketers in India and enjoys a wide fan base all over the world. Afghanistan’s cricketer Mohammad Shahzad is also a fan of Dhoni and looks upon him as his idol. Shahzad loves to play the way Dhoni plays, smashing similar shots like him. He has even played a few matches with the 2011 winning captain.
When Dhoni asked Shahzad to lose weight
Recently, another Afghanistan cricketer Asghar Afghan revealed that in a conversation he had with MS Dhoni after the 2018 Asia Cup, the captain had promised Shahzad to pick him up in his IPL team if he will lose 20 kgs owing to fitness concerns. Shahzad is such a fan of Dhoni that he even agreed to it just because he wanted to play with MSD. Asghar went on to chuckingly reveal that instead of losing 20 kgs, Shahzad ended up gaining 5 more kgs.
“Shahzad is you big fan”: Afghan to Dhoni
While revealing this incident, Asghar Afghan remarked “After the tied match, I had a long chat with MS Dhoni. He is a superb captain and a god’s gift to Indian cricket. He is a nice human being. We spoke about Mohammad Shahzad a lot.”
“I told Dhoni bhai that Shahzad is your big fan. Dhoni said Shahzad has got a big tummy and if he loses 20 kg, I will pick him in the IPL. But when Shahzad returned to Afghanistan after the series, he gained 5 more kgs”, he added further.