Sumit Kumar, a young blood from Jharkhand idolises captain Dhoni.

Sumit Kumar, a young wicketkeeper-batsman from Bokaro, Jharkhand, idolises Dhoni. He has watched and learnt from the former Indian captain first hand and wants to walk on the same path as Dhoni.

Sumit, a 25-year-old wicket-keeper batsman started playing cricket at the age of 10 and firmly believes that consistency is the key to success. He was introduced to a coaching centre at the age of 10 by his father who was a mechanic by profession and a backbone of his dreams. Sumit had to take a bus or sometimes walk for 7 to 8 kilometres to reach the coaching centre, but his passion for cricket drove him towards his dream of becoming a professional cricketer.

Sumit shared a picture on M.S Dhoni’s birthday and captioned it as : From sharing the dressing room with you to taking tips and suggestions from you, it was an honor to play alongside you. You are an inspiration to millions and you are the best captain ever to grace the game of cricket. Thank you Mahi bhaiya for countless memories.