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Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

MS Dhoni shows his skills on the Kabaddi floor

The Indian cricket team may have won the three-match T20I series comprehensively against West Indies but stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma still lamented the absence of veteran wicket-keeper MS Dhoni.

cricket Updated: Nov 13, 2018 17:32 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
MS Dhoni shoots for a Pro Kabaddi League promotional video.
MS Dhoni shoots for a Pro Kabaddi League promotional video.(Rhiti Sports)
         

You can keep him off the cricket pitch, but you cannot keep MS Dhoni away from sporting action. Dropped from the T20I team for the West Indies and Australia series, former India skipper Dhoni has used the time to shoot commercials and the latest one was a promo for Pro Kabaddi League. The league has been a hit with the fans and this will make it even more special for MSD’s fans across the country.

Taking to Twitter, Rhiti Sports tweeted a photo of the same which read: “MS Dhoni on set in Mumbai! #shootday #mahi #dhoni #msd”

The Indian cricket team may have won the three-match T20I series comprehensively against West Indies but stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma still lamented the absence of veteran wicket-keeper MS Dhoni. Rohit said that it was a ‘big miss’ for the team and especially for the younger members of the squad.

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“MS (Dhoni) was not part of the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka also. MS not being in any team is a big miss. His presence in the team itself is a huge boost for a lot of the players, not just me, especially the younger players,” Rohit said.

A lot of controversy surrounded the decision to exclude MS Dhoni from the squads for the T20I series against West Indies and Australia. But, chief selector MSK Prasad cleared the air over the same.

He mentioned that Pant has been picked as a specialist batsman and that Dhoni is still the number one choice as the wicket-keeper.

“Yes, definitely (Pant selected as a batsman only) but if a need arises he will be the backup keeper,” Prasad said after the squad was announced.

“It is no brainer who is our No 1 wicketkeeper. In search of second wicketkeeper, we have given opportunities to DK and right now we are giving an opportunity to Rishabh Pant. At an appropriate time, we will take a call as to who is the best among the two,” he added.