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Ranji Trophy Semi-Finals: Mentor Dhoni Cheers Jharkhand From the Sidelines

Press Trust of India | Updated: January 2, 2017, 12:23 PM IST
Ranji Trophy Semi-Finals: Mentor Dhoni Cheers Jharkhand From the Sidelines

File image of former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. (Getty Images)

Nagpur: India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was present during the opening day proceedings of the Ranji Trophy semi-finals cheering his home state Jharkhand against Gujarat.

While Gujarat walked away with the honours on the first day with a scorecard reading 283 for 3, Dhoni clad in black round neck polo T and light grey track pants sat in the dug-out throughout the entire first day's play.

Also Read: Priyank Panchal's Unbeaten 144 Takes Gujarat to 283/3 Against Jharkhand

Once the day's play was over, Dhoni was seen chatting with the boys as they were going through their cooldown routines.

Dhoni has been actively involved with Jharkhand's campaign this season as a mentor and has been present during a number of Jharkhand's Ranji Trophy matches including their fixture against Maharashtra at the Karnail Singh Stadium.

Also Read: MS Dhoni Behind Jharkhand's Success, Say Shahbaz Nadeem and Ishan Kishan

Having retired from Test matches, Dhoni has had more time now at his disposal. He has had a lot of influence on players like Ishan Kishan, Kaushal Singh, Shahbaz Nadeem to name a few.

First Published: January 2, 2017, 12:23 PM IST

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