MS Dhoni likely to miss 3rd Test match in his home town
Team India’s former captain MS Dhoni may be an unlikely spectator for the crucial 3rd Test match against Australia, scheduled to be played in his Ranchi home town.
This news on MS Dhoni was revealed to Bipin Dani by PN Singh, the manager of the Jharkhand cricket team.
The four-Test series between India and visiting Australian teams is leveled at 1-1 and the third Test begins in Ranchi on 16th March.
“Our team is leaving for Delhi on Friday and Dhoni is flying in one day later. We have a Knock Out. match against Vidarbha on 15th and a semi final on 17th. We are confidant of reaching the Semi Final in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and hence Dhoni’s presence in the Ranchi stadium is “unlikely”, P. N. Singh, speaking exclusively over his mobile from Ranchi, said.
Dhoni paid a surprise visit to the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) stadium in Ranchi on Thursday. Obviously not being a captain of the Indian team, he refrained from giving his inputs to the curator.
Dhoni and few of members of Jharkhand team returned to Ranchi in a flight. “They didn’t travel in a train this time because we have given a 2-day break to all team members and players have gone home at their different destinations from Kolkata”.
Dhoni, the former Railway employee did travel with the team in a train from Ranchi to Kolkata earlier this month.
“This time a journey to Delhi will be in plane”. “It is about 1200 km jounrney between Ranchi and Delhi and therefore all team members will be traveling in a plane”, the manager further added.