The Big StoryAugust 17, 2020
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MS Dhoni: The Ever Elusive Man Behind The Legendary Cricketer

MS Dhoni ended one of the most illustrious and successful cricket careers of our generation.

Pal do pal meri hasti hai, pal do pal meri jawani hai,” recites Amitabh Bachchan in the song Dhoni has chosen to bid us farewell with, nearly 400 days since we saw him walk back to the pavilion, wearing the Indian jersey, at the ICC World Cup semi-final.

But the 16 years he served Indian cricket was anything but ‘pal do pal’… specially in the history books as he finishes off as India’s most successful captain.

His accolades are there for all to see, how much do we know about the man himself? He’s had the spotlight on him through his career, yet he’s always managed to remain in the shadows and not many people have been successful in breaking through that barrier of Mahi's privacy.

From avoiding even carrying a phone to being unreachable during important announcements (including the birth of his daughter Ziva) — there are many stories of how captain cool has always been hard to track down and how he kept people on their toes about his next move. And in this episode we dig into some of these anecdotal stories around this legend.

Producer and Host: Shorbori Purkayastha
Rajdeep Sardesai, author of Democracy's XI: The Great Indian Cricket Story
Amrit Mathur, senior cricket writer, former GM of the BCCI and Manager of the Indian Cricket Team
Chandresh Narayanan, Senior cricket writer and ex-Media Officer for ICC
Editor: Shelly Walia

Music: Big Bang Fuzz

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