Dhoni Gives Words of Wisdom at TDCA Silver Jubilee

IPL 2022: CSK captain MS Dhoni speaks words of wisdom on TDCA’s Silver Jubilee, saying “Cricketers should be proud to represent their districts”- Former India captain and captain of the Chennai Super Kings, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, said on Wednesday that cricketers should be proud of representing their district as it is the stepping stone to the higher level.
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“It is the first time that I am part of a celebration where we celebrate the success of a neighborhood association. I also want to thank my district cricket club at home (Ranchi). Cricketers should be proud of representing their district. I’m proud to have had the opportunity to represent my country, but it wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t played for my district or school.” said Dhoni.

IPL 2022: CSK captain MS Dhoni speaks words of wisdom on TDCA silver jubilee, says “Cricketers should be proud to represent their districts”

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He spoke at a silver jubilee ceremony of the Thiruvallur District Cricket Association (TDCA), in which he participated as the main guest alongside former ICC chairman and former BCCI president N Srinivasan.

Dhoni also praised Thiruvallar District Cricket Association for completing 25 years.

IPL 2022: CSK captain MS Dhoni speaks words of wisdom on TDCA silver jubilee, says “Cricketers should be proud to represent their districts”

“Congratulations to Thiruvallur District Cricket Association for completing 25 years. It’s more than 25 years, but today we celebrate. I have known (RN) Baba (secretary of the TDCA) for a long time. Congratulations to not only him but also others in the association.” he added.

During his speech, Srinivasan said: “It is not easy for an association to exist for a long time. The love of the game makes him (Baba) work for cricket. He has developed grounds, cricketers and excellent athletes.”

IPL 2022: CSK captain MS Dhoni speaks words of wisdom on TDCA silver jubilee, says “Cricketers should be proud to represent their districts”

“And the association has taught everyone the value of sportsmanship. I wish them (the TDCA) more laurels and further greatness,” he added.

The TDCA, in conjunction with the Tamil Nadu Sports Journalists’ Association (TNSJA), gave away grants of Rs 3 lakh to ten athletes from various disciplines in the state of Tamil Nadu, with Dhoni handing over the checks.

India Cements Wholetime Director Rupa Gurunath, CSK CEO KS Viswanathan and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association office holders also attended the function.

A large number of male and female cricketers, including Indian internationals Ravichandran Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik and MD Thirushkamini, congratulated the TDCA via video messages.

TDCA Secretary Dr. RN Baba, who served as the media manager of the Indian cricket team between 2012 and 2015, including the 2013 Champions Trophy and the 2015 World Cup, presented a word of thanks.

IPL 2022: CSK captain MS Dhoni speaks words of wisdom on TDCA silver jubilee, says “Cricketers should be proud to represent their districts”

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