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Watch: Youngster falling on Dhoni's feet proves Mahi's unparalleled craze among millennials

MSD's fan-following seems to be growing from strength to strength!

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Watch: Youngster falling on Dhoni's feet proves Mahi's unparalleled craze among millennials
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni surely ranks among the most popular Indians. The former India captain holds a special place in fans' hearts.

Whether it's his stellar achievements on the cricket field for Team India and the Chennai Super Kings, or his uber-cool attitude, one thing's for sure, Mahi touches hearts in a way hardly any other celebrity does.

 

Proof of that was on display during a recent event in New Delhi. Dhoni was invited as a chief guest and was asked to give out prizes to contest winners.

One such winner, a young boy, was so happy to meet his idol that he dived straight into the legend's feet. MSD was gracious as always and lifted the boy promptly, even posing for a quick selfie with him.

Watch the incident here

Meanwhile, Dinesh Karthik, who has become the toast of the nation with his 8-ball-29 against Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy final, says he still feels like a 'student in an University where Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a topper'.

"When it comes to Dhoni -- I am studying in an university where he is the topper. He is one of the guys I have always looked up to. It is unfair to compare me with him," Karthik told mediapersons during an interaction in Chennai on Tuesday.

 

Interestingly, Karthik made his international debut in September 2004 during Champions Trophy in England, three months before Dhoni's debut against Bangladesh in a bilateral series in December. In the next 14 years, Dhoni became India's most successful captain and one of its greatest limited overs exponent while Karthik struggled in the fringes, waiting for his chances.

"His (Dhoni) journey has been totally different and my journey is a different one. He is a terrific guy. He is somebody who used to be reserved, shy. Today, he is a person, who is really vocal in helping the youngsters. I feel these comparisons are very unfair. As I said, he is probably a topper in an university, where I am studying. I am just happy in the space I am in," Karthik said.

 

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