‘Since childhood I wanted to join the army’, reveals Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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“Seeing the soldiers, I thought that one day I’ll be the same”

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has revealed that he had aspirations to join the army “since childhood”, but destiny took him down another track.

“Since childhood I wanted to join the army,” he said. “Seeing the soldiers, I thought that one day I’ll be the same.”

Dhoni, who has led India to victory in the 2007 World Twenty20, 2011 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy, added that his army uniform helps him overcome any fears he has.

“The uniform is something special,” he said. “Maybe this is all in [the] uniform, that I was not afraid.”

When asked how he always managed to keep his cool, Dhoni said: “A day before any press conference, I go and sit in the fridge, that’s how I remain cool.”

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