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Dhoni voted MTV youth icon 2006

Dhoni beat Navjot Singh Sidhu, Abhijeet Sawant, Vijay Mallaya, President A P J Abdul Kalam and John Abraham.

June 23, 2006, 9:50 PM IST
Dhoni voted MTV youth icon 2006

Mumbai: Flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been voted as the MTV Youth Icon of the year 2006.

Dhoni garnered maximum number of votes to win the honour ahead of five other heavyweights - Navjot Singh Sidhu (television), Abhijeet Sawant (music), Vijay Mallaya (business), President A P J Abdul Kalam (science) and John Abraham (film).

The votes were cast by youngsters aged between 15 and 24 from ten cities - Ahmedabad, Chennai, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune - via the Net and SMS.

The Jharkhand cricketer now joins the elite league of former Youth Icon awardees like industrialist Anil Ambani, present captain of Indian cricket team Rahul Dravid and film star Shah Rukh Khan.

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