Well, this is a truly a burning example of what is termed as Sportsmanship. Realizing his moral duty, the India captain MS Dhoni had decided not to fly back home and instead ensure effective World Cup preparations ahead of India’s campaign staring February 15.
MS Dhoni was blessed with a baby girl on Friday. As per a statement, his wife, Sakshi Dhoni gave birth to their first child at a city hospital around 2 pm.
Dhoni, while addressing the media during a press conference in Adelaide, reiterated that the World Cup is his prime priority and that he will not be flying back home. A firm Dhoni said, “I am on national duty. The World Cup is important. Everything else can wait.”
In the very tough competition, India’s first World Cup warm-up match is to take place against Australia on Sunday. Thereafter, they will play their first league match against Pakistan on February 15. Dhoni, who was given the news Friday night, hadn’t reacted to it until now and it was unknown whether he would rush to India and be back on time for the opener. But setting an example as usual, Dhoni preferred to stick to his responsibility and has once again proved his unparalleled commitment for the cause.
TOI reported that Sakshi’s mother and mother-in-law were both present in the hospital at the time of the birth.
“The baby weighs about two kilogram and is healthy. The mother is also fine,” said a family friend. Captain Dhoni, who is in Australia with the Indian team, was communicated the good news over the phone.