MS Dhoni arrived at the JSCA stadium to watch the final day’s play between India and Australia. Dressed in a white tee, Dhoni waved when the broadcasters’ camera showed him chatting inside a box of the president’s enclosure. (India vs Australia, day 5 Ranchi Test updates)
Dhoni was playing for Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy knockouts in Delhi till Sunday. He had struck 70 against Bengal in the semi-final but couldn’t prevent a 41-run loss in Sunday’s semi-final. The match was originally scheduled for Saturday but was rescheduled after a fire broke out in the hotel where the Jharkhand team was put up. (India vs Australia day 5 scorecard)
Local organisers were sure Dhoni would come to the stadium for at least one day to watch his mates play the first Test match in Ranchi. Dhoni couldn’t have come had Jharkhand qualified for the Vijay Hazare Trophy final that is being played today. According to witnesses, Dhoni entered the stadium at around noon with friends and family. It remains to be seen if he comes to the ground during the presentation ceremony.
Dhoni retired from Tests in December 2014, having announced his retirement in the Melbourne Test against Australia.