MS Dhoni: The Untold Story star Sushant Singh Rajput bids an emotional farewell to Mahi
Moments after MS Dhoni stepped down as the Captain of the Indian team in limited overs matches, his reel life counterpart Sushant Singh Rajput bid adieu to the cricketer through an emotional tweet.
The two young men have been seen bonding over workout sessions and appearances at events since the promotion of Neeraj Pandey's biopic on the crickter MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. Sushant was lauded for his stunningly real portrayal of Captain Cool in the film.
While talking about his process, Rajput claimed that he just watched Dhoni's matches consecutively and observed everything, from his body language to the manner in which he speaks during the closing ceremonies. The process was quite evident on the screen as well since Rajput completely nailed the reel avatar of the legendary cricketer.
Thus, it is obvious what Rajput would have been going through after Dhoni announced his decision. Having lived the cricketer's life through the length of his shooting schedule, he played a great role in immortalising the character by paying a befitting tribute to him on the silver screen.
— Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) January 4, 2017
His tweet directed towards Dhoni was an extension of that tribute as it is sure to leave his fans teary-eyed. The tweet shows Dhoni in the capacity of a wicket keeper and signalling for a time out while sporting his signature blue cap and shades. Rajput refers to him as the 'reason for millions of smiles' and also declares that no other cricketer can step into his shoes.
At the time of the release of MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, there were many critics who pointed out that the flaws of the cricketer have been masked by the brighter aspects of his life. While Rajput maintained a stoic silence during that time, his emotional tweet suggests why. He is just one of those million smiles that Dhoni sparked with his performance on the field.
Updated Date: Jan 06, 2017 13:21 PM