MS Dhoni launched his cricket academy in Singapore on 20th January. He spoke about developing the game on grassroot-level and said that sports is essential in the development of a kid's character. He also wants every kid to pick a sport.
“”Sports should be an essential driver for the development of a child’s character. Apart from being fit, you can learn leadership and other important aspects of life via sports.
“Every kid should play an outdoor sport. MS Dhoni Cricket Academy is not only about producing cricket talent but our academy’s vision is to guide a kid to become a champion in life via sports.”
IPL auction is around the corner and Dhoni shared his emotional attachment with Chennai Super Kings (CSK). “I have a personal connect with the CSK. I have been part of them right from the first year. Last two years, they have not been part of the IPL, but our fan following has grown up. People have belief in the brand,” said Dhoni.
Dhoni has hinted that they will go after the players that they really want and won't let sentiments come in between. “Right now the bigger issue would be getting into the auction and getting the players that we really want. We would try to get some of the players back, who played for us in the last season.
“But, as I said, we have to keep our emotions aside for the simple reason that if some other franchise raises the price for some particular player; we should be bold enough to let him go,” the 36-year-old said.