Kudos to Sushant Singh Rajput who through his hard work has showcased an exemplary depiction of the cricket sensation.
When the poster of M.S DHONI: THE UNTOLD STORY was released, every one was amazed by the shocking resemblance between Dhoni and Sushant.
While the actor has worked extremely hard to get into the shoes of MS Dhoni, the recently released trailer suggested that Sushant is perfectly apt for the role.
Sushant has gone to extreme lengths to prepare for this role. The actor has had hours of cricket practice as well as watching Dhoni's style of playing. Some time ago, a video showed Sushant practicing on the field and was trying to master MS Dhoni's helicopter shot. It was seen that the actor actually hit the ball in the same fashion that the Indian skipper is famous for.
Apart from cricketing skills, the most difficult task at Sushant's hand was to emote caption cool by understanding Dhoni's mindset - what does Dhoni think when he is on field, how does he feel when he wins a match or loses one, how does tackle pressure, he had to understand Dhoni's temperament, for which he put in a lot of hard work.
Even Dhoni had expressed at a recent event that Sushant has worked very hard. “He was practicing everyday for more than 9 months. He was batting each day for over 3 hours, spending time in the gym so that's the reason he has done so well when it comes to portraying the shots,” said MSD. In fact even Dhoni was amazed, as Sushant had got Dhoni's walking style, talking, everything, on point.
To get in to the skin of the character, Sushant even practiced on the same ground (DAV cricket ground) that Dhoni practiced on.
Sushant's rendition of Dhoni has been receiving praises from all quarters.