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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    Do not understand the fan following Dhoni has. He was an okay test player and was an ordinary test captain. Sure, he is a great ODI player but people are fans of his in a big way. A lot of people.
    He likes to hit sixes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    Do not understand the fan following Dhoni has. He was an okay test player and was an ordinary test captain. Sure, he is a great ODI player but people are fans of his in a big way. A lot of people.
    Meh, he brings excitement to the fans and gave them a World Cup win. Pretty obvious why he's popular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    Do not understand the fan following Dhoni has. He was an okay test player and was an ordinary test captain. Sure, he is a great ODI player but people are fans of his in a big way. A lot of people.
    He is oozing with charisma and has a style of game that the masses love. An ATG in the format that most Indian cricket fans prioritise in ODI cricket. He played a gun innings in the 2011 world cup final which for many is a seminal moment in Indian cricket history. Lets not forget how popular the IPL is as well and he as captain of its most iconic franchise adds to his superstar status.

    Test cricket for me and most here is the pinnacle, but for the masses especially in Asia it plays second fiddle to limited overs cricket and no test series will ever match the importance of white ball world cups, 2 of which Dhoni won as captain. The guy is absolute box office.
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    Good points Jono and Niall. Should have been obvious to me.
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    sarcasm?

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    No.

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    I think it also has a lot to do with how he conducts himself. He really comes off as the badass action hero that we all see in movies, with those last over heroics of his and the calmness and confidence he exudes while doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burner View Post
    I think it also has a lot to do with how he conducts himself. He really comes off as the badass action hero that we all see in movies, with those last over heroics of his and the calmness and confidence he exudes while doing it.
    And isn't he from humble background as well? Another thing advertising/marketing people love.

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    ****! A couple of days ago I was chatting to Brian Lara and he gave me his cell number and email address to keep in touch. He wrote it on the back of one of my business cards. Last night, in the pub, I casually gave a card to someone without thinking and it was the ****ing card with Lara's details on!
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    wait for that guy to call you... Although, if I was that someone, I would rather call BCL..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    ****! A couple of days ago I was chatting to Brian Lara and he gave me his cell number and email address to keep in touch. He wrote it on the back of one of my business cards. Last night, in the pub, I casually gave a card to someone without thinking and it was the ****ing card with Lara's details on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    ****! A couple of days ago I was chatting to Brian Lara and he gave me his cell number and email address to keep in touch. He wrote it on the back of one of my business cards. Last night, in the pub, I casually gave a card to someone without thinking and it was the ****ing card with Lara's details on!
    Win, win! Worked out who I gave the card to. Found a way to contact them. Met up with them for a cracking Saturday night out and got the card with the details back. Hooray!
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    Haha quality. Did you mention the Lara point when you arranged the catch-up?

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    Over the last year or so, I have enjoyed NZ play so much, I am really missing not seeing them in action for a while now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Haha quality. Did you mention the Lara point when you arranged the catch-up?
    Ha! I didnt. Just said I had accidentally given him a business card with a hand written contact on the back. When I met with him he smiled and said he knew why I wanted it back and that he was torn between meeting me to give it back or call Lara and try and meet with him



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