Mahendra Singh Dhoni spoke about his childhood dream of becoming a painter and his plans after retiring from cricket, fuelling fresh speculations about the day when he will finally call time on his decorated career.
Displaying few of his paintings amid the chatter around a possible retirement after the upcoming ICC World Cup, Dhoni said in a video circulating on social media, “I wanted to share a secret with all of you. Right from childhood I always wanted to become an artist, I have played a lot of cricket so I decided it’s time for me now to take up what I wanted so I have made a few paintings.”
The first painting was a landscape drawing, the second one was of what he described as ‘something which can become a mode of transport in future’.
Calling the third one his favourite, Dhoni said it was a replica of him while batting in Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings’ jersey.
Dhoni also said that he will soon hold an exhibition of his paintings and asked for suggestions and advice from his fans in this regard.
Dhoni, who had retired from Test cricket in 2014, has amassed 10,500 ODI runs from 341 games, averaging 50.72 with 10 centuries and 71 fifties.