Rishabh Pant Unveils Untold Stories and Bond With MS Dhoni
By CricShots - Feb 2, 2024 11:10 am
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The ‘Believe’ series on Star Sports has emerged as a revolutionary platform, providing athletes with a powerful voice to share their captivating journeys and offering fans an intimate insight into their minds. This series, driven by the fans’ inherent desire for genuine and original content, has become a wellspring of inspiration for the next generation of sports enthusiasts. It celebrates those hero moments that convey the profound message that greatness is not limited to a chosen few.

MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant

Amidst the rich tapestry of cricketing narratives, Rishabh Pant’s story stands out as a vibrant thread woven with trials, triumphs, and an unwavering belief in oneself. In the third edition of the acclaimed ‘Believe’ series on Star Sports, the cricket sensation opens up about the pivotal moments that have shaped his early career, offering a glimpse into the challenges he faced, the joys he experienced, and the unspoken camaraderie that propels his journey forward.

Fans are invited to tune in and witness Pant’s remarkable comeback story unfold for the FIRST TIME, exclusively on the Star Sports Network, airing Thursday, February 1, 2024, starting at 7 PM and repeating at 10 PM.

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In his insightful interview with Star Sports for the ‘Believe’ series, Pant delves into his deep connection with former captain MS Dhoni, underscoring the open communication and invaluable learning experiences he has had with the cricket legend.

Rishabh Pant said, “I always find it difficult to explain my relationship with MS Dhoni. There are some with whom you can talk freely. I discuss everything with MSD. I have learned so much from him. I discuss things with him that I wouldn’t discuss with anybody else. That’s the kind of relationship with him.”


The wicket-keeper batter also addresses the criticisms he faced in the early days of his career, particularly when replacing the legendary MS Dhoni as a wicketkeeper. Expressing his frustration, he says, “First of all, I didn’t understand why questions were raised. I had just made it to the team, and people were talking about being a replacement. Why were people raising such questions at a youngster? Why are you comparing? There shouldn’t be any comparison at all.”

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He further added, “Some have played five matches and the others have played 500. It’s been such a long journey, so many ups and downs, so the comparison is not fair. I used to really feel very bad. I used to go back to my room and cry at 20-21 years of age. Under stress, I couldn’t breathe. So much pressure, and I didn’t know what to do. I missed a stumping in Mohali, and the crowd started to chant ‘Dhoni Dhoni’.”