WATCH: MS Dhoni names his preferred social media platform between Instagram and X; reveals why he remains inactive

MS Dhoni is not active on social media with his last post on either platforms coming in 2023.

MS Dhoni | XMS Dhoni is one of the few cricketers, who despite having accounts on both X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram, chooses to remain inactive most of the time on social media. While many cricketers and ex-cricketers have launched their own YouTube channels to update followers on their lifestyles, Dhoni prefers to remain out of the public eye.

Dhoni also revealed that between X and Instagram, he prefers Instagram and argued why he believed X has done more harm than good, at least in India.

The CSK superstar last posted on X, formerly Twitter, in January 2021. His last post on Instagram came on July 2023.

Dhoni, while speaking at a promotional event in Dubai, talked up his aversion towards 'X'. The 42-year-old also felt that the landscape of Instagram has also been changing.

"I prefer Instagram over 'X', I believe that nothing good has happened over 'X'. Especially a controversy, someone will write something and turn it into a controversy. Why do I need to be there? You know it used to be 140 characters. You can not elaborate. Imagine me putting something over there, and then it is left up to the people to read it and interpret whatever they want to interpret," Dhoni said at an event hosted by Dubai Eye 103.8.

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"So, I am like no-no that is not for me. Instagram, I still like it because I could put up a picture or a video and just leave it. That is also changing now. I still prefer Instagram, but, not active on it because I feel fewer distractions are better. But in-between, on and off, I would put something for the fans so that they know this is where I am. Somewhere good, in good hands, doing what I like,” he added.

MS Dhoni also revealed how he prepares for his cricketing comeback now that he solely plays in the IPL.

"The toughest thing has been that I am not playing cricket throughout the year, but how to be fit. So, that once you come, you are competing against youngsters who are very fit and have been playing international cricket. Professional sport is not very easy, nobody gives you a discount. If you have to play at that level, you have to be as fit as the other guys. Age doesn't really give that grace to you, so eating habits, and a bit of training. I am not on social media so there is less distraction," Dhoni said.

MS Dhoni has returned home after CSK were eliminated from IPL 2024 on Saturday after they lost to RCB in a must-win game.


By Jatin Sharma - 20 May, 2024

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