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Dhoni went from football to cricket, India’s goalkeeper reveals he made opposite journey

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu posted a photo on Twitter that showed how in his youth his plan wasn't to be the professional footballer he ended up becoming.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: May 13, 2020 5:50:48 pm
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu shared his version of the story with the fans.

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.

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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