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Former India captain and Chennai Tremendous Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday mentioned cricketers needs to be pleased with representing their district as it’s the stepping stone to the upper degree.

“It’s the first time I’m a part of a celebration the place we’re celebrating the success of a district affiliation. I might additionally prefer to thank my district cricket affiliation again residence (Ranchi). Cricketers needs to be pleased with representing their district. I’m pleased with the truth that I bought the possibility to characterize my nation, but it surely wouldn’t have occurred if I hadn’t performed for my district or faculty,” Dhoni mentioned.

He was talking at a ceremony to mark the silver jubilee of the Thiruvallur District Cricket Affiliation (TDCA) wherein he participated because the chief visitor alongside former ICC Chairman and former BCCI president N Srinivasan.

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Dhoni additionally lauded Thiruvallar District Cricket Affiliation for finishing 25 years.

“Congratulations to the Thiruvallur District Cricket Affiliation for finishing 25 years. It’s greater than 25 years, however we’re celebrating it at the moment. I’ve recognized (RN) Baba (TDCA secretary) for a really very long time. An enormous congrats to not solely him but additionally others within the affiliation, he added.

Talking on the event, Srinivasan mentioned, “For any affiliation to final lengthy is just not straightforward. The love for the sport makes him (Baba) work for cricket. He has developed grounds, cricketers, and excellent sportspersons.”

“And, the affiliation has taught everybody the worth of sportsmanship. I want them (the TDCA) extra laurels and additional greatness,” he added.

The TDCA, in affiliation with the Tamil Nadu Sports Journalists’ Affiliation (TNSJA), gave away scholarships to the tune of Rs 3 lakh to 10 sportspersons from completely different disciplines within the State of Tamil Nadu with Dhoni handing over the cheques.

India Cements Wholetime Director Rupa Gurunath, CSK CEO KS Viswanathan, and Tamil Nadu Cricket Affiliation office-bearers additionally attended the operate.

A bunch of female and male cricketers, together with India internationals Ravichandran Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik, and MD Thirushkamini, congratulated the TDCA by way of video messages.

TDCA secretary Dr R N Baba, who was the media supervisor of the Indian cricket group between 2012 and 2015 together with the 2013 Champions Trophy and 2015 World Cup, proposed a vote of thanks.

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