Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his wife Sakshi Dhoni on Wednesday hosted the Indian cricket team for dinner at their Ranchi home ahead of the third One Day International of the five-match series against Australia on Friday.

Star Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took to Twitter to thank Dhoni and Sakshi for hosting the Indian team and wrote, “Thank you for last night @msdhoni bhai and @SaakshiSRawat bhabhi.”


Virat Kohli -led Team India is currently leading the five-match series 2-0 following victories in Hyderabad and Nagpur, respectively. The third ODI between India and Australia will be played at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.

MS Dhoni has so far played three ODI matches at his home ground, in which Men-in-Blue won one, lost one and rain washed the third match. The Ranchi wicket-keeper batsman recently also declined to inaugurate the pavilion named after him at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Stadium.

“At the AGM last year, the decision was taken that the North Block stand that comprises media enclosure as well as VIP boxes would be named after Dhoni,” JSCA secretary Debashis Chakraborty told PTI on Wednesday.



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However, the 37-year-old didn’t agree to inaugurate the stand.

“We requested him but he said ‘Dada apne hi ghar mein kya inaugurate karna.’ (What’s there to inaugurate in my own house). He is still so humble and down to earth,” Chakraborty was quoted as saying by India Today.