Mahendra Singh Dhoni aka ‘The Captain Cool,’ has donned numerous hats in his life, consistently impressing his supporters with his diverse skills. Apart from his career in cricket, his role as a mentor, business ventures, film production, and his honorary position as Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army, Dhoni also boasts the qualification of a paratrooper. But were you aware of Dhoni’s deep-rooted connection with agriculture?
In 2020, MS Dhoni made a significant decision to dedicate himself to full-time farming in his hometown of Ranchi. This multifaceted personality ventured into cultivating approximately 40 acres of land, piquing the curiosity of many regarding his newfound interest in agriculture.
An unearthed video interview, which resurfaced on the internet, shed light on Dhoni’s agricultural journey.
During the interview, Dhoni revealed that his connection to farming dates back to his childhood in a small town where agriculture was an integral part of daily life. He shared that, although they owned about 40 acres of land, they initially utilized only 4 to 5 acres for farming. The Covid-19 pandemic, however, provided him with the opportunity to delve deeper into the world of farming.
Dhoni openly conveyed his profound enthusiasm and fascination for the nuances of agriculture, particularly the enchanting process of crop development. He vividly depicted his awe at observing a ladyfinger, starting as a small bud at night, blossoming into full size the following morning, which ignited his deep-seated passion for farming. For him, the entire journey of crop cultivation was nothing short of mesmerizing.
In a captivating twist, Dhoni’s daughter, Ziva, appears to have inherited her father’s profound appreciation for the environment, nurturing dreams of following in his footsteps as a naturalist.
During a prior interview with Hyderabad Chronicle, Sakshi Dhoni, the wife of Dhoni, shed light on Ziva’s aspirations and her inquisitive nature. She shared that Ziva, who embodies qualities from both her parents, is wholeheartedly passionate about the natural world and aspires to become a naturalist. Sakshi went on to explain that Ziva, who combines traits from both her parents, currently displays a keen interest in nature and wildlife, often peppering her family with questions about the environment.