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Sunday, Sep 15, 2019

MS Dhoni takes power nap, Virat Kohli chills on Chennai airport floor

MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli among other members of the Indian cricket team were seen relaxing at the Chennai airport on Monday morning, after beating Australia in the first ODI. They were travelling to Kolkata for the second ODI on Thursday.

india-vs-australia-2017 Updated: Sep 18, 2017 14:35 IST
Devarchit Varma
Devarchit Varma
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni were seen chilling on the Chennai airport floor while travelling to Kolkata for the second India vs Australia ODI.
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni were seen chilling on the Chennai airport floor while travelling to Kolkata for the second India vs Australia ODI.(KL Rahul/Twitter)

What do you do when you are forced to bide time at airports, waiting for the announcement to board your flight? You lurk around and involve yourself in various activities from calling a friend to reading books to even having a cup of coffee. (Highlights) (Scorecard)

But if you are MS Dhoni, one of the highest earning sportspersons in the world, you lie down on the floor and just relax. Maybe even take a nap!

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Yes. MS Dhoni decided to take a ‘power nap’, this time at the Chennai airport as the Indian cricket team waited for the announcement of their flight to Kolkata. India will play their second ODI of the ongoing five-match series against Australia on September 21.

On Monday, the Indian cricketers were spotted relaxing at the Chennai airport en route Kolkata and it was MS Dhoni who was lying on the floor with his head resting on a small travel bag.

Wearing a white-coloured team t-shirt and sporting sunglasses, Dhoni was at complete ease, surrounded by teammates Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya.

MS Dhoni had famously taken a power nap on the field during the Pallekele ODI against Sri Lanka on India’s recent tour.

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The senior Indian cricketer had decided to utilise time when play was halted for a little over 30 minutes due to the interruption caused by furious Sri Lankan cricket fans, who had begun throwing water bottles on the field because of their team’s poor performance.

Indifferent to the commotion that was taking place, MS Dhoni took off his helmet, rested his head on his hands and took a short nap.

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Meanwhile, the Indian team was made to work hard for a win which they registered on Sunday night at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. India won the game by 26 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis Method as rain had interrupted play for a very long duration after India posted a competitive 281 for seven on board.

First Published: Sep 18, 2017 14:31 IST