South African Athletics

Semenya salutes 'inspiring' MS Dhoni

2017-05-08 22:35
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (AP)

Cape Town - Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya has heaped praise on former India skipper MS Dhoni after watching his inspirational biopic.

Semenya took to Twitter to hail the Indian wicketkeeper/batsman on his struggles from being a small-town kid to working on the railways to finally achieving his dreams.

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story was released last year about the life and struggles of the World Cup-winning skipper.

Dhoni led the T20 side to their maiden World T20 triumph in 2007 and ended India's long wait for a World Cup win in the 50-over format in 2011.

"@msdhoni i have just watched your film.. Inspiring story it is.. #msdhoniuntoldstory... Salute," wrote Semenya.

Semenya went on to win the women's 800m in the IAAF Diamond League meet on Saturday, in a time of 1:56.61 - the fastest of the year so far.

Dhoni has recently been receiving some flak since he stepped down as ODI skipper earlier this year.

The 35-year-old was selected for the ICC Champions Trophy, which came under a lot of criticism due to his inconsistent run with the bat.

India chairperson of selectors MSK Prasad defended the decision to pick the veteran and feels that Dhoni still remains the "best gloveman in world cricket".

Semenya has been the centre of a controversy surrounding testosterone levels in female athletes after a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision taken in July 2015 that put a stop to testosterone regulation in female athletes.

Semenya defeated all odds, when she took gold in the 800m at the Rio Olympics last year.

Read more on:    ms dhoni  |  caster semenya  |  cricket  |  athletics

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

How much of a runner are you?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.