Former India captain MS Dhoni, who hails from Jharkhand, was spotted watching India’s first T20I match against New Zealand at Ranchi’s JSCA International Stadium on Friday (January 27). When the cameras caught him, the Ranchi crowd, as expected, started chanting ‘Dhoni, Dhoni’.
The 41-year-old could be seen sitting in the stands alongside his wife Sakshi Singh Dhoni. He also waved toward the overjoyed fans. The video has instantly gone viral on Twitter.
Watch the video below and check fans’ reactions:
Ahead of the first T20I against New Zealand, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video of Dhoni’s visiting the Indian dressing room where he interacted with the players. “Look who came visiting at training today in Ranchi- the great MS Dhoni,” BCCI wrote on Twitter.
On that same day, Hardik Pandya also met the legendary captain and recreated the iconic scene from the Bollywood movie Sholay. Check his post here:
Related: WATCH: MS Dhoni meets Hardik Pandya and Co. ahead of 1st T20I vs New Zealand, video goes viral
India vs New Zealand match so far
Dhoni’s last match for India was the semi-final match against New Zealand in the ODI World Cup in 2019. Next year, on August 15, he announced his retirement from international cricket through an Instagram post. But he still plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), where he captained the Yellow Army to four IPL trophies.
Talking about the ongoing match, New Zealand posted a challenging total of 176/6 in their allotted 20 overs courtesy of Devon Conway’s 52 off 35 and Daryl Micthell’s unbeaten 59 off 30. India’s young pacer Arshdeep Singh’s spell was the most expensive as he conceded 51 runs in his quota of four overs.
At the time of writing this article, Suryakumar Yadav and skipper Hardik Pandya are at the crease playing for 15* and 6*, respectively. India have so far reached 33/3 in seven overs.
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