Wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have been away from cricket since India’s semi-final defeat to New Zealand in the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, but he could not keep himself away from sport.
The former Indian cricket skipper, who never shies away from showcasing his skills in different sports, recently swapped the cricket bat with tennis racquet for a local tournament.
Dhoni was not only spotted playing tennis at Country Cricket Club Tennis Tournament at JSCA International Stadium Complex, but he also won his first match in the men’s doubles category.
The 37-year-old joined forces with Sumeet to clinch a comfortable straight sets victory over Michael and Chaise as per social media.
Taking to its official Twitter handle, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) shared a picture of Dhoni playing tennis.
“The King, at your service,” the IPL franchise wrote.
The King, at your service. #WhistlePodu pic.twitter.com/c5nK9Kwr7O
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) November 8, 2019
Master of all sports!
This one is for all @msdhoni fans who were missing him in action. Here’s your weekend delight.
Mahi is back in action, playing his first match of Tennis Championship in JSCA, Ranchi.#MSDhoni #Dhoni #RanchiDiaries pic.twitter.com/kLaLol0mU4
— MS Dhoni Fans Official (@msdfansofficial) November 8, 2019
Earlier, Dhoni had taken a two-month break from cricket after India crashed out of the 2019 World Cup following an 18-run defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the semi-final.
Later, the former Indian captain’s sabbatical got extended after he was not included in the Indian T20I squad for the series against South Africa and Bangladesh.
Now, it is to be seen if he makes a return for India’s limited-overs series against the West Indies, beginning December 6.
Source: Zee News