MS Dhoni is one of the biggest stars in the galaxy of Indian cricket. Even after his retirement from International cricket, his popularity is second to none among the fans. And this admiration is not just limited to his fans, even young Indian cricketers look up to him for any inspirations.
After playing a scintillating innings with the bat that proved critical to KKR’s total, Nitish Rana had another surprise left in the day. Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni walked across to KKR dugout after the match and gifted his number 7 jersey to Nitish Rana, who in turn accepted the same in a humble way. KKR left-hander was not able to control his emotions at one point and greeted MS Dhoni with folded hands. MS Dhoni didn’t stop there and also gifted another one to a more established Indian cricketer Kuldeep Yadav.
MS Dhoni recently announced his retirement from International cricket before the start of this year’s IPL. His team Chennai Super Kings is having a disappointing season on the field this year. They are already out of contention for the play-offs and are playing for their pride in last few matches. He has even gone on and spoken about giving opportunities to the young players who can shape the future of not only CSK franchise but also Indian cricket.
MS Dhoni’s camaraderie with the Indian players is not a secret to anybody but many would be surprised to know that he enjoys friendships with many international stars as well. A recent WC winner and English superstar Jos Buttler also looks up to MS Dhoni as his role model. MS Dhoni gifted his number 7 CSK shirt to him earlier in the season after the match between CSK & RR at Abu Dhabi.