Kathmandu, June 16
Indian Cricket Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who arrived in Kathmandu on Saturday, has been declared the Goodwill Ambassador of Nepali Cricket amidst a function held in Capital.
Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Post Bahadur Bogati honored him with the Goodwill Ambassador. Dhoni, who came to Nepal with her wife Sachi Singh in the invitation of Indian Embassy, said he was honored to be in Nepal. He said that his visit to Nepal was conceived after one of his friend, who was posted in Nepal, invited him to visit here.
Speaking at the interaction programme, Dhoni said that Nepal need to develop more infrastructures in order to uplift the cricket in Nepal. He also said to ask the World cricket governing Body –ICC for the assistance in the development of the cricket here.
Dhoni also stressed the need of the sponsorship to the players also. "Sponsoring the players is the big part to develop the sports."
"Besides, it is the local fans support which boosts the cricketer’s morale."
When asked about the mantra to the success, he said that there isn’t any one mantra to success. "You should Focus, passion, fitness, working hard are the factors to the success."
To the query about his road to the captainship of India, he credited it to be at the right place at the right time. "My commitment and hard work helped in my career. I always believed in myself, never got disappointed whenever I was not named in the squad."
At the function, President of Cricket Association of Nepal said that bringing Dhoni here in Nepal is just the beginning of tying the relation of Indian Cricket and Nepali Cricket.
Ambassador of India Jayant Prasad Singh also expressed his happiness over bringing Dhoni into Nepal. Introducing Mahi the pet name of Dhoni who also stand for coolness, Singh believed that the visit will help in the development of the Nepali Cricket.