Former India skipper MS Dhoni, had started off as a goalkeeper in football before a coach turned his attention to cricket and wicketkeeping. India’s goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu revealed Wednesday his plans had been the exact opposite.
Sharing a picture of his younger days on Twitter, the 6ft 5inch wrote: “While MS Dhoni wanted to be a goalkeeper, I had other plans as a kid.”
The picture shows the Bengaluru FC custodian in all whites with a cricket kit bag on his shoulder.
While MS Dhoni wanted to be a goalkeeper, i had other plans as a kid pic.twitter.com/cwHD27vx3L
— Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (@GurpreetGK) May 13, 2020
Gurpreet has been goalkeeper for the Blue Tigers since making his debut in 2011. He’s also the first Indian to feature in the UEFA Europa League while representing for Norwegian Tippeligaen club Stabaek FC.
In the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers against Asian Champions Qatar, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu remained firm between the post as India held the hosts to a 0-0 draw.
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