Mahendra Singh Dhoni paid a visit to the Indian team and met with his teammates in the dressing room, congratulating them for their series victory over South Africa in Ranchi on Tuesday but more than the former captain, it was his mode of transport which caught everyone’s attention.
Dhoni rode into the stadium in his swanky new SUV – the Nissan Jonga. The video of him leaving the stadium in his green jeep went viral on social media soon after.
On Tuesday, the Indian team members were seen chatting with Dhoni after the game, which they won by an innings and 202 runs on Day 4 to sweep the series 3-0 in Ranchi.
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Dhoni’s love for cars and bikes isn’t new and he has now added another car in his garage — the Jonga. The vehicle is used by the Indian Army. He already owns of several high-end vehicles, including a Ferrari 599 GTO, Hummer H2 and the GMC Sierra when it comes to four-wheelers. In two wheelers, the 39-year-old has some great additions like the Kawasaki Ninja H2, Confederate Hellcat, BSA, Suzuki Hayabusa and a Norton Vintage among others.
India captain Virat Kohli also confirmed MS Dhoni was in the changeroom after the Test and came up with a light-hearted jibe at a journalist and even invited him to “come, say hi”.
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Dhoni is on a break from cricket at the moment and has not played for India since the semi-final loss against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup in July. He missed the ODI and T20I series in West Indies and the recently-concluded T20I series against South Africa at home.
Dhoni had joined the Territorial Army — 106 TA Battalion (Para) in Jammu and Kashmir on July 30 and had trained with the Battalion for 2 weeks. The honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army completed his stint on August 15.
It recently emerged that Dhoni won’t be taking part in the upcoming T20I series against Bangladesh, starting in November. The selection committee, headed by former cricketer MSK Prasad, will convene on October 24 to pick up the T20I and Test squads for the Bangladesh series.