Last Updated: November 18, 2023, 18:10 IST
From hitting match-winning sixes to showcasing his lightning-fast glovework, former India captain MS Dhoni enthralled fans over the years. But it would be wrong to think that Dhoni’s excellence is limited to his on-field prowess only. In a now-viral video, Dhoni’s, hitherto unknown, mind-reading skills have been on full display. In the Instagram post, the World Cup-winning skipper can be seen in a brand new avatar as he impeccably reads another person’s mind. A magician named Naman Anand shared the video with a caption that read, “Making MS Dhoni read my mind!… (mind games, M.S Dhoni, captain cool, cricketer, mind reading, magic, mentalism).”
In the initial part of the video, MS Dhoni and the magician can be found sitting next to each other with the Chennai Super Kings captain holding a deck of cards. Later, Anand asked Dhoni, “Do you know my favorite card? Did I ever tell you?” Dhoni responded by saying “Nah.” Then we can see Anand telling Dhoni to shuffle the deck and keep his finger on one of the cards.
Anand went on to reveal that his favourite card is the 9 of Spades and also announced that none in the audience, including MS Dhoni himself, knew about it. Then, he asked Dhoni to pick up the card, and it turned out to be a 9 of Spades. Needless to say, the trick baffled others and Dhoni, who looked surprised as well, reacted to it with a broad grin on his face.
The post soon spread like wildfire amassing more than 143k views so far on Instagram.
Here are some reactions.
“This is the best,” wrote one person.
This Instagram user took note of MS Dhoni’s reaction and commented, “That smile.”
Showering immense praise on Dhoni, another wrote, “Reading mind, off-field too.”
“My favourite legendary captain cool MS Dhoni,” read another reply.
One person praised Dhoni’s “humble” nature.
MS Dhoni was recently spotted in Uttarakhand as he and his wife Sakshi Dhoni decided to pay a visit to their ancestral village located in the Almora district. In a post, Dhoni and his wife could be seen being greeted warmly by the local residents. The India great also agreed to being clicked with his fans. Later, MS Dhoni and his wife visited Lwali village situated in the Jaanti tehsil.
Sakshi also shared a few pictures from their trip and a video of their ancestral home on Instagram. “Eventful day amongst all the Dhonis! Trust me there are many here,” she wrote.
This year, MS Dhoni became the joint-most successful skipper in the history of IPL. The wicketkeeper-batter matched Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma’s record for winning five IPL titles. Chennai Super Kings, under the leadership of Dhoni, defeated Gujarat Titans to emerge champions of IPL 2023 earlier this year.