Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

The fever of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has gripped sports enthusiasts across the globe. However, the craze of cricket in India is second to none. Starting from commoners to celebrities, almost everyone has an inclination for cricket and now the cricketers are no less than celebrated actors.

The closeness of actors and cricketers is not new and the IPL proves it. With Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty owning IPL teams, the craze of onscreen celebrities for on-field stars is quite evident.

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As a cricket enthusiast and Bollywood admirer, you must have seen Superstar Salman Khan in action on-field with gloves, pads and a bat. However, do you know the cricketer whom Sallu admires the most?

On Thursday, in a video posted on social media, the Wanted actor is seen revealing the name of his 'favourite cricketer.'

In the video, Salman narrates a story to a group of kids: "From North a guy came to South as Chennai's captain." When one of the kids says, "MS Dhoni", the actor approves and says: "Dhoni, he is my favourite."

Of course, it is not just Salman. The entire country loves ‘Captain Cool’. Cricket enthusiasts eagerly wait to witness some magical shots from the former Indian skipper, along with his overwhelming ‘Helicopter Shot.’

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Dhoni fulfilled the dreams of every Indian by fetching the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2011 Cricket World Cup, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. The wicketkeeper-batsman has played a crucial part in leading India to victory with his finishing shots. Under his captaincy, team India has won several matches and in IPL, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has won the trophy four times. Even in the current season, CSK nearly pulled off a heroic victory against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the match on Wednesday. It was the skipper Dhoni who remained unbeaten till the end.