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Applaudable! Dhoni Missed Ziva's Birth Due To 'National Duties', Got News By Another Player

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| October 22 , 2017 , 14:07 IST

The former Indian captain MS Dhoni has proved time and again that he takes his responsibility as a player very seriously and when he is on duty, not even his family is on priority. The entire nation has witnessed his dedication to cricket and we can't be more proud.

The player has made the nation proud on many occasions but one of the most memorable ones of all is when he missed his daughter's birth to lead the team in the World Cup 2015. Instead of taking up the first flight home, Dhoni chose to stay with his team for the first warm-up match against Australia.

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Ever since the news broke out in media, the cricketers drew praises from all across the world but the latest fact revealed regarding the incident will force you to salute this man. Apparently, he was not able to communicate with his wife after she gave birth to Ziva and another player had to inform him of the news.

Renowned Indian journalist Rajdeep Sardesai recently got his book 'Democracy’s XI The Great Indian Cricket Story' published through Juggernaut Books. The publisher revealed the fact that since Dhoni was not carrying a phone during the series due to which his wife, Sakshi Singh Dhoni had to call his teammate Suresh Raina to inform the then captain of his daughter's birth.

His dedication towards his nation was clear in the answer he gave to the media during a press conference when he was asked about missing his daughter's birth.

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He answered, "Not really. I have been blessed with a baby daughter. Mum and daughter both are good. But as of now, I am on national duties so I think everything else can wait. The World Cup is a very important campaign."

Dhoni as a captain has glorified the Indian team as world champions in 2011. Even during the World Cup 2015, the team was performing remarkably well until they lost to Australia in the semi-finals by 95 runs.