Despite going through a busy schedule of rehab, six sessions a day along with three-hour fitness training every day, Saina went to watch the biopic on present India captain in the one-day international with her family on the opening day after the film released all over the country.
While speaking over phone from Hyderabad on the movie, Saina said, “It has been extremely inspiring. And it not only me who has been inspired after having watched the movie, but also for all the sports men and women, especially for those who are coming up from small town.”
Saina when asked specifically that which portion of the movie has made her stirred up, Saina said, “The scene when young Dhoni after watching his father watering the pitch took a kind of oath that he would have to excel in life as a cricketer. The determination which has been shown through young Dhoni in his every step and the hard work of young Dhoni, in spite of all odds which has been focused by the director was truly encouraging.”
The world’s number six ranked player added, “I have also been getting the boost after watching movie that anybody can transcend in the life if he or she can devote.”
Incidentally, Kiran More, the former Indian cricketer and chairman of senior selection committee was the man behind Sushant Singh Rajput whose untiring effort made the actor possible to bring real-life MS Dhoni on celluloid.
More also expressed satisfaction commenting, “Rajput was extremely sincere and never gave up as we had to toil a lot in adopting Dhoni’s specialised shots, especially his helicopters shot.”
Rajput used to play a little bit of cricket in younger days. So, he did not have much difficulty in batting. But he had to learn a lot while trying to adopt Dhoni’s wicket keeping.