Apart from Taimur and other starkids, cricketers' kids have been brightening up our Insta-feeds too and amongst them, Ziva Dhoni has taken a top spot (much like her dad). Just like their dads, Ziva and other cricketers' kids seem to be friends with each other.
Recently, on a Star Sports show, MS Dhoni revealed that his daughter Ziva has changed him as a person. Dhoni, who is basking in the glory of leading Chennai Super Kings to the IPL title said, "I don't know whether it has changed me as a cricketer, as a person, yes, of course because daughters are very close to their fathers."
He added, "In my case, the problem is when she (Ziva) was born I was not there (three years ago), most of the time I was playing cricket, so everything bad somehow is thrown at me (to deal with)."
The former Team India skipper also added how Ziva reacts to his name.
"Khana nahi kha rahi hai, papa aa jayenge khana khao (when she is not eating food, she is told dad will come, have food), if she is doing something wrong, papa aa jayenge mat karo. So, in a way, she looks at me and she is slightly on the back-foot," Dhoni said.
Ziva constantly accompanied her father during recent IPL matches and was a part of his post-game celebrations. Keeping that in mind, dear daddy Dhoni said, "I had a wonderful time with her (Ziva), she was there for the whole of IPL and one of her biggest requests used to be I have to go to the ground, that is lawn for her. And also there are a lot of kids in the team."
"I would get up by 1:30, 2:30 or 3 in the afternoon. Ziva is up by the time, she gets up by 8.30 or 9, has her breakfast, engages with everyone, starts playing... I feel it just relaxes us a bit more when the kids are playing with each other," he added.
He quipped, "I don't know how much she follows cricket, how much she understands, but I have to bring her one day for the post-match presentation and she (can) just start answering all the questions."
We certainly had fun watching both, Ziva and her father MS Dhoni and we would love to see more of daddy's darling Ziva!