Myth of the small town and the cult of MS Dhoni

In analysing the phenomenon that MS Dhoni has become, there is an almost immediate attribution that the cricketer’s rise is indicative of a New India and the surge of the small town. However, cautions sociologist Shiv Visvanathan, there is a problem in locating Dhoni’s success wholly in his small-town origins. Because the small-town myth is dying out, he says.