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Dhoni finds a fan in Ramdev

Indian cricket's goldilocks is sure going places. And has loads of admirers and land too. All for a just cause.

india Updated: Feb 24, 2006 02:28 IST
Anil Kumar

Indian cricket's goldilocks is sure going places. And has loads of admirers and land too. All for a just cause.

After Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf, Jharkhand's brightest star Mahendra Singh Dhoni got a new admirer in yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday. The baba, conducting a yoga camp here, handed over papers for a 5,000 square-foot plot in a prime location at the request of chief minister Arjun Munda.

The state government has gifted the land to the wicket-keeper. Hailing Dhoni's efforts, Ramdev said, "Dhoni ne balle se bhuton ko dhoya hai. (Dhoni was purged the ghosts with his bat)."

Saying Dhoni was the country's pride, he advised him to do yoga. On a lighter vein, he added, "Some people like Pervez Musharraf freak out on his lustrous locks and some on his game."

However, he said Dhoni's self-determination was more important than his hair. "Dhoni did not become a star cricketer in a day or two. It must have taken him a long time. Similarly, people should do yoga with strong will power," he added. Dhoni, along with his parents, sought the guru's blessings. The guru, in turn, appealed to children to emulate the cricketer."

First Published: Feb 24, 2006 02:28 IST