Prior to the 2024 Indian Premier League, Captain MS Dhoni of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) went to Deori Mandir to ask Goddess Maa Durga for her blessings. The temple is situated in Tamar village, around 60 km outside Ranchi.
When Dhoni’s team, CSK, defeated Gujarat Titans (GT) during the previous IPL season finale, they won their sixth title. After that, he had knee surgery, and over the following few months, he completed his recovery. In order to be ready for the forthcoming IPL season, the 42-year-old has already started batting practice. He was recently seen at the nets inside the Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium in Ranchi.
To provide a sneak peek of MS Dhoni off the pitch, a fan posted a video on X. At the Deori Mata temple, Dhoni and other devotees can be seen waiting in queue.
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“Difficult to explain my relationship with him” : Rishabh Pant
In a recent interview with Star Sports, Team India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant talked candidly about his tight relationship with MS Dhoni. The child disclosed that he could divulge everything to Dhoni—even private information that he keeps to himself.
Rishabh Pant said, “I always find it difficult to explain my relationship with him (MS Dhoni). I could share anything and everything with him. Even those things that I’d normally not share with anyone else. Once during training, I told him that I am able to keep flawlessly during IPL games but when it comes to international games, I fumble or make mistakes.”
The Delhi Capitals skipper added, “I asked him for advice and he just told me casually to keep the same mentality like for an international game. As if it was that easy and I told him that, ‘Bhaiyya, you are a legend, I’m just starting’ (laughs). I sometimes joke with him that, ‘You became a legend and left all the pressure on me, that’s unfair.'”