Former Indian Cricket Team captain MS Dhoni is a popular face in the whole wide world. However, his cute daughter Ziva is getting more popularity than him ever since she was born. The kids of celebrities often get unwanted attention by media and paparazzi and they are therefore not been able to lead a normal life.
Talking about all the media attention daughter Ziva gets, Dhoni, in a recent interview said, "Irrespective Of whether I like it or not, I think she gets a lot of attention and the thing is wherever I go, people actually ask about her. So, I am nowhere in the scene right now. They see me like: 'Where is Ziva, is she around, What is she doing. So, You know, it is good to have somebody like her around, who is the live wire and once she gets up in the morning, she is always on the move. And she is very careful about what she does. So we are not worried that she may get hurt by doing something. So, it feels good to have somebody around who can ease on the stress you know, by not really pushing us to think anything. So, it is good to have her and it doesn't really matter whether I like or I don't like the attention she is getting because she is hardly three and a half and she already has her own character and she is stalked in a particular way. I think it is good to have a daughter like her."
On being asked to comment on the idea that syllabus in schools should be reduced to promote sports, he said, "It will be interesting to see what the parents think about reducing the syllabus. You know, because, not to forget, education is very important, but sport does teach you a lot about life. And school is, I feel, the right spot where you need to push the youngsters to play a lot of sport and especially physical sport, outdoor sport, indoor also qualifies when badminton is there, or squash is there, table tennis is there, but that's the time where they have that kind of time when they can spend enough time on both."
He further added, "Nobody really knows, like when I was in Class 6th or 7th, I had no clue whether I will become a cricketer, a footballer, athletics man, or I'll play badminton. Till I have not tried those sports at school level, how will I know that what I am good at. And I feel, in between there was a phase when parents were not too much interested in sports. They just wanted their children to study hard, and get best result. And what is strange right now is 90% marks was considered very good, and now the amount of students who get more than 90% is just enormous. Even if I was studying 24 hours a day, I can't think of reaching 90% marks at any point of time. I was good in sports, I played a lot of sports, that's something that helped me be fit at my age right now. So I feel sport is a major part of life and it teaches you a lot of thing."