And just like that, the entire country went into a state of despair. Despair that only gets increased by the memories of Sushant Singh Rajput, the person who brought Dhoni to life on-screen.
Brilliantly, at that. Sushant became Dhoni. He mastered the nuances and the essence of the emotion Mahi is, for India, and not for a moment let us feel like he was playing a character.
Who would have thought that a few years down the line, Sushant will be no more?! MS Dhoni: The Untold Story will always be in our hearts, though, as one of his best works, and whenever we miss seeing Mahi play on the field, it will be the first thing we switch to.
The internet also shared pictures of the two, together, on an emotionally heavy day.
I started respecting Dhoni more because Sushant portrayed him so beautifully.
He might’ve played a character for many of you but for me it was Sushant’s dedication, his dreams that I resonated with.
I don’t want his teachings to go in vain, I’ll hold onto them forever🦋💫🌈🌌❤️ pic.twitter.com/FV2jaguW2p
— Ayush | thedrawingknight🦋 (@thedrawingknigh) August 15, 2020
Sushant literally lived the character of Dhoni. He would have said something today for sure 💔
— Anam 🦋💥💫☇ (@SpoookyAnam) August 15, 2020
“Returning back to intnl side by performing good in IPL, winning World T20 final with a six and then retiring”
Could’ve been the best story for the sequel of MS Dhoni’s biopic. But neither do we have Sushant to play his role nor the story.
Life is hard. https://t.co/UgNQ1x71KD
— Mahesh (@KLMahesh17) August 15, 2020
No one can play #Dhoni better than you, Sush. You lived Dhoni. The journey of Passion, Hardwork, Success, Struggle, Pain, & you both related with each other.
Also Lot of things running in my mind, but short of words to write.
— Archie Agarwal | 🦋💫 Justice for SSR 🦋 (@_rchie0425) August 16, 2020
What a sad year. Real Dhoni retired and Sushant Singh Rajput, the reel Dhoni, died #MSD
— Ra_Bies 2.0 (@Ra_Bies) August 15, 2020