Childhood Story – Mahendra Singh Dhoni was a Football Goalkeeper before he became a Cricketer

Mahendra Singh Dhoni studied at a school in Ranchi, Jharkhand where he initially excelled in badminton and football and was selected at district and club level in these sports. Dhoni was a goalkeeper for his football team and was sent to play cricket for a local cricket club by his football coach. Though he had not played cricket, Dhoni impressed with his wicket-keeping skills and became the regular wicketkeeper at the Commando cricket club. Based on his performance at club cricket, he was picked for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 Championship and he performed well.

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