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People are fond of ‘talented’ MS Dhoni despite his low profile: President Kovind

Along with Dhoni, President Kovind also praised ace archer Deepika Kumar and Jaipal Singh Munda, who had led the Indian hockey team that won gold in the 1928 Olympics.

SNS | New Delhi |

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday was all praise for India cricketer MS Dhoni, saying that people across the country love the wicketkeeper-batsman despite him maintaining a low profile.

Notably, Dhoni on Sunday met President Kovind at the Raj Bhavan in the state capital along with his wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva.

“MS Dhoni met me at Raj Bhavan yesterday (Sunday) as a courtesy call. I felt good. I told him he maintains a low profile but people are fond of him as he is talented,” the President said while addressing students during the 33rd convocation of the Ranchi University.

“His talent reflects the talent of Jharkhand. MS Dhoni has made Ranchi famous in the world of cricket,” he added.

Along with Dhoni, President Kovind also praised ace archer Deepika Kumari and Jaipal Singh Munda, who had led the Indian hockey team that won gold in the 1928 Olympics.

Dhoni, who retired from Test cricket in 2016, has been on a sabbatical since the conclusion of the 2019 World Cup held in England and Wales.

Speculations have been rife that Dhoni, who has been under scanner in the recent months because of his form, might call time on his international career. However, no announcement has been made on those lines by the 38-year-old yet .

(With inputs from IANS)