Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni says he does not intend to retire soon and wants to focus on his game. The trailer launch of “M S Dhoni: The Untold Story”, held here last night after some delay, was attended by Dhoni, actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who plays the titular role, director Neeraj Pandey and Vijay Singh from Fox Star Studios. When asked by a reporter about his next step, Dhoni said, “It’s a difficult question to answer... when I was growing up, there were only two options in my life - playing cricket and study. When I got a job there was security that even if cricket doesn’t happen, then I have a respectable job in hand.
“...I will have to see the positive and negative side and think in which role people will like to see me. I will look into it later as right now I am playing cricket and I would like to focus on that,” Dhoni said.
Dhoni said he believes in living in present and does not think too much about past or future.
“I take learning from my past and one needs to have goals for the future, but the important thing is the present. You have to find motivation from either family or friends or people around you. For me, my country is my biggest motivating factor,” he said.
When Dhoni entered the world of cricket, he did not imagine that he will play for Indian team and reach this far in his career.
“I have never played cricket thinking this is my milestone. When we used to play cricket in school or park, our only aim was to win the game. Milestones can never be used to decide your future,” he said.
“Had that been the case, then Michael Phelps should have retired after winning five Olympic gold medals. It’s about how much one can continue in their work, how good one is and how one can take it forward,” he added.
Releasing on September 30, “M S Dhoni: The Untold Story” also features Anupam Kher, Kiara Advani and others.