MS Dhoni defines class. The most recent testimony to this is his refusal to inaugurate the ‘MS Dhoni Pavilion’ at Jharkhand Cricket Association Stadium, Ranchi. Last year, we witnessed Virender Sehwag inaugurating a stand named after him at Feroz Shah Kotla. Similarly, there is a Sunil Gavaskar at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai and many more.
India are scheduled to play Australia in 3rd ODI at the JSCA Stadium on March 8. The JSCA secretary, Debashis Chakraborty asked Dhoni to inaugurate the stand before the ODI clash. Chakraborty told indianexpress.com,
“During our last AGM on August 18, 2017, it was proposed that the South Pavilion will be named after MS Dhoni. Then people sitting in front of the dressing room can view MS Dhoni pavilion. The north stand is named after Amitabh Chaudhary,”
But Chakraborty got a rather humble reply from the 37-year-old,
We were deliberating whether to open it on 8th March. But when I asked MSD, he said: “Dada mein toh isika hissa hu. Ghar ka ladka apne hi ghar mein kya inaugurate karega? (I am a part of this ground. How can a person inaugurate something in his own home?)”
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The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain will be playing in front of his home crowd tomorrow. The Ranchi player will attracted fans in huge numbers as he landed. He preferred not to travel in the team bus but drive his car in the town with Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant and others. Later, the former Indian captain also hosted a party for the Indian cricket team and staff at his mansion.