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MS Dhoni captain of Chennai Superkings plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Chennai Super Kings, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

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CSK Captain MS Dhoni and RCB Captain Virat Kohli during the toss of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Chennai Super Kings, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

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Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni reacts during the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket match against Mumbai Indians, at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

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Chennai Super Kings players Deepak Chahar and MS Dhoni celebrates the wicket of Rajasthan Royals batsman Sanju Samson during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi.

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Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni and Rajasthan Royals player Jos Buttler after a match during the Indian Premier League 2020, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi. Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli greet each other during the toss ahead of their IPL 2020 cricket match, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Yuzvendra Chahal of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates the wicket of MS Dhoni captain of Chennai Super Kings during IPL 2020 cricket match, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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MS Dhoni captain of Chennai Super Kings during IPL 2020 cricket match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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MS Dhoni, captain of Chennai Super Kings gets clean-bowled during IPL 2020 cricket match against Kolkata Knight Riders, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni during IPL 2020 cricket match against Kings XI Punjab, at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

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Players of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings shake hands after the match during the Indian Premier League 2020, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, in Dubai.

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Chennai Super Kings batsmen MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, in Dubai.

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Chennai Super Kings batsman MS Dhoni runs between the wickets during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, in Dubai.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsman MS Dhoni during IPL 2020 cricket match against Delhi Capitals (DC), at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni during IPL 2020 cricket match against Rajasthan Royals, at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, in Sharjah of United Arab Emirates.

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CSK Skipper MS Dhoni plays a shot during the first cricket match of IPL 2020 against Mumbai Indians, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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Chennai Super Kings Skipper MS Dhoni and Mumbai Indians Captain Rohit Sharma during the toss for the first cricket match of IPL 2020 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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CSK skipper MS Dhoni during the first cricket match of IPL 2020, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni at Chennai Airport before leaving to UAE to participate in IPL-2020, in Chennai.

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Chennai Super King's Skipper MS Dhoni arrives at Chennai Airport to participate in a week training session ahead of the IPL T20, in Chennai.

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Fans of former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni cut a cake to celebrate his 39th birthday, in Ranchi.

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Fans of former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni cut a cake to celebrate his 39th birthday, outside his farmhouse at Simalia village in Ranchi.

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In this file photo, Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput can be seen with cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Super Star Rajinikanth at a promotional event on his movie 'MS Dhoni' in Chennai.

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The shutdown has weighed light on cricketers around the world—no 100-tonne expectations slowing their steps, no lugging kits around, no soul-wearying schedule of the IPL. Some teach their kids the rudiments of batsmanship; some give their dogs necessary catch practice. Dhoni, an outdoorsy man, has repaired to his Ranchi farmhouse, where we see him take a leisurely run with daughter Ziva, who is clearly giving her all in a sprint. The highlight: she trundles off the grassy lawn, protesting tiredness, as MS calls her back in vain. Our Cap’n Cool gets his comeuppance.

In this file photo former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni is seen during the first one day international (ODI) cricket match against Australia at M A Chidhambaram Stadium in Chennai. Dhoni was on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 dropped from the BCCI's list of centrally contracted players, raising fresh doubts on his future.

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In the second ODI between India and Australia in Nagpur in March, former India captain MS Dhoni plays 'catch me if you can' with a fan. Photo: PTI

India's MS Dhoni runs away from a pitch-invader during the 2nd ODI cricket match against Australia at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.

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Indian cricketer MS Dhoni and his wife Sakshi leave after casting their votes during the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Ranchi.

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Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the launch of Panerai watches in Mumbai.

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Former Indian Cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni interacts with a fan during men's doubles Country Club Tennis Championship organised by Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) in Ranchi.

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Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni shakes hands with Co-President for Asia Pacific at MasterCard Ari Sarker during the launch of 'Team Cashless India', a nationwide initiative to accelerate and adoption of digital payment, in New Delhi.

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Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni during the launch of 'Team Cashless India', a nationwide initiative to accelerate and adoption of digital payment, in New Delhi.

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As Rohit scores a zero in a practice match and mulls unhappily his suitability to Tests; as Rishabh Pant cops blame for playing irresponsible shots and has probably added another hour of shadow practice, the irrepressibly cool Mahi aims for a sharp pocket on the smoothest green of all in Ranchi. That, and spins in his red SUV and Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Jeep that chews up the streets and electrifies traffic snarls.

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Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni plays billiards at Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) stadium, in Ranchi.

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Indian cricketer MS Dhoni, an honorary lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army is seen donning the army outfit, in Srinagar.

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Cricketer MS Dhoni spotted at Delhi airport on his way to Srinagar for army duty, in New Delhi.

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India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni bats during the Cricket World Cup semifinal match between India and New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester.

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India's MS Dhoni reacts as he leaves the field after being dismissed by New Zealand's Martin Guptill during the Cricket World Cup semi-final match between India and New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester, England

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India's captain Virat Kohli, right, and teammates listen to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, third left, before asking for a review for the wicket of New Zealand's Martin Guptill during the Cricket World Cup semi-final match between India and New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

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India's MS Dhoni leaves after batting in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup semifinal match against New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

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India's MS Dhoni, second right, carries his bats before batting in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Sri Lanka at Headingley in Leeds, England.

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India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni leaves the field after being dismissed during the Cricket World Cup match between India and Bangladesh at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, second left, and teammates leave the field after their win over Bangladesh in the Cricket World Cup match at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England.

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India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni, left, warms up with teammates ahead of the Cricket World Cup match between India and Bangladesh in Birmingham, England.

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India's MS Dhoni, third right, watches as England players celebrate after their win in the Cricket World Cup match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England.

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India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni bats during the Cricket World Cup match between India and England in Birmingham, England.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, right, speaks with teammate Mahendra Singh Dhoni

India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni bats during the Cricket World Cup match between India and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

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MS Dhoni's arrival shot India to 268/7. The former skipper scored 56 runs (not out) in 61 balls. It was packed with three fours and two sixes.

West Indies' Oshane Thomas follows the ball after India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored a four off his bowling during the Cricket World Cup match between India and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

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India's MS Dhoni walks to bat in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

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India's MS Dhoni bats in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

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India's MS Dhoni, center, prepares to bowl in the nets during a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Afghanistan at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, left, celebrates with teammate MS Dhoni after hitting a boundary during the Cricket World Cup match between Australia and India at The Oval in London.

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India's MS Dhoni plays a shot during the Cricket World Cup warm up match between Bangladesh and India at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, Wales

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India's MS Dhoni raises his bat to celebrate scoring a century during the Cricket World Cup warm up match between Bangladesh and India at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, England

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India's K.L. Rahul, left, and MS Dhoni cheer each other during the Cricket World Cup warm up match between Bangladesh and India at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, England.

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India's MS Dhoni participates in a training session ahead of their Cricket World Cup warm up match against Bangladesh at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, England.

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Don’t worry so much—that India might be a pacecr short at the World Cup, or that a brittle middle-order doesn’t have the wherewithal to negotiate the yawning mid-overs if exp­osed (as they will) to the elements. Relax and take heart from our boys at the departure lounge in Mumbai. Dhoni, Chahal and Bhuvi are immersed in PUBG, as Pandya and Kohli seem to have an intense confab. Best o’luck, boys!

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(Top L-R) Indian cricket players MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami; (Bottom L-R) Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav, leave for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be held in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.

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Indian cricket team player MS Dhoni leaves for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni receives runner-up cash award of Rs 12.5 crores at the prize distributing ceremony of the Indian Premier League 2019 Final cricket match at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.

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Mumbai Indians (MI) player Ishan Kishan celebrating with teammates for the run out of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni during the Indian Premier League 2019 Final cricket match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.

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Skippers of CSK MS Dhoni and MI Rohit Sharma pose with the trophy before the Indian Premier League 2019 final cricket match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI), at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.

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CSK Skipper M S Dhoni plays with her daughter after the Indian Premier League 2019 (Qualifier 2) cricket match against Delhi Capitals (DC) at ACA-VDCA Cricket stadium in Visakhapatnam.

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CSK batsman M S Dhoni plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2019 (Qualifier 2) cricket match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC) at ACA-VDCA Cricket stadium in Visakhapatnam.

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Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni plays a shot during the First Qualifier cricket match of Indian Premier League 2019 against Mumbai Indians at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, in Chennai.

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Former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni with his wife Sakshi Dhoni and parents, at a polling station to cast their vote during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Ranchi.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bowler Harbhajan Singh celebrate the wicket of K L Rahul with teammates during the Indian Premier League (IPL T20 2019) cricket match against Kings XI Punjab( KXIP), at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, in Mohali.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper M S Dhoni after win the match of the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC) at MAC Stadium in Chennai.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni and Delhi Capitals (DC) advisor Sourav Ganguly after their Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match at MAC Stadium in Chennai. Chennai Super Kings won the match by 80 runs.

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Arun Pandey, Dhoni’s manager.

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Dhoni at his school

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That immortal strike at the 2011 WC final

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Members of India's 15 member squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, from left in the top row, skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul; from left to right in the middle row, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar and Ravindra Jadeja; and left to right in the bottom row, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav,Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, who were picked by the BCCI Selection Committee.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Captain M S Dhoni with his daughter after winning the match against Kolkata Knight Rider (KKR), at Eden Garden, in Kolkata

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CSK Watch In this glad season for the Chennai Super Kings, ace atta­cking spinner Imran Tahir has been a sight to behold—his tight-fisted, spread-armed sprint after a wicket popular as ever on and off the field. After another easy win, skipper Dhoni dared Tahir’s son for a race. We don’t know who won, but it dissolved into a softly-softly celebration. Can Uncle Cool do it like Dad? We doubt it.

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CSK skipper MS Dhoni and his KXIP counterpart Ravichandran Ashwin before the the start of their Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match at MAC Stadium in Chennai.

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CSK skipper MS Dhoni playing with a son of his teammate Imran Tahir after the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at MAC Stadium in Chennai.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) player MS Dhoni plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2019 cricket match between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) players Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh during a training session ahead of the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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CSK skipper MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo run between the wicket during the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at MAC Stadium in Chennai.

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CSK skipper MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo celebrate their team's win in the Indian Premier League 2019 cricket match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at MAC Stadium in Chennai.

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CSK batsman M S Dhoni hits a six during the Indian Premier League (IPL T20 2019) cricket match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capital (DC) at Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadiumin New Delhi.

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Chennai Super Kings Skipper MS Dhoni presenting a cheque to a family member of victim of Pulwama attack before start the first match of 12th edition of the Indian Premier League 2019 T20 cricket tournament between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at MAC Stadium in Chennai.

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Skipper MS Dhoni of Chennai Super Kings and Skipper Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bangalore during the first match of 12th edition of the Indian Premier League 2019 T20 cricket tournament between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at MAC Stadium in Chennai.

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Indian cricketer MS Dhoni with his teammates during a training session ahead of the 3rd ODI match against Australia at JSCA Stadium, in Ranchi.

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Indian cricket team members unveil the new 'Blue' Team India jersey ahead of World Cup 2019 at an event, in Chennai.

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India's cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, left, talks with Ravindra Jadeja during a practice session ahead of second one-day international cricket match against Australia in Nagpur.

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India's M S Dhoni plays a shot against Australia during the 2nd T20 cricket match at Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru.

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MSD is crucial to India’s chances

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India's MS Dhoni during the first T20 international cricket match between India and Australia at the Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vizag.

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India's Khaleel Ahmed, center, congratulates Kuldeep Yadav on taking the wicket of New Zealand's Kane Williamson during their twenty/20 cricket international at Seddon Park in Hamilton, New Zealand.

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India's MS Dhoni, left, unsuccessfully appeals the wicket of New Zealand's Tim Seifert during their twenty/20 cricket international at Seddon Park in Hamilton, New Zealand.

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India's MS Dhoni, left, and Rishabh Pant walk off after winning their twenty/20 cricket international against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

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India's MS Dhoni bats during their twenty/20 cricket international against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

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India's MS Dhoni batting against New Zealand during the Twenty20 cricket international between New Zealand and India in Wellington, New Zealand.

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New Zealand's Tim Seifert, right, batting in front of India's MS Dhoni during the Twenty20 cricket international between New Zealand and India in Wellington, New Zealand.

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India's MS Dhoni, left, and Ambati Rayudu celebrate the wicket of New Zealand's James Neesham during their fifth one day international at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

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India's MS Dhoni, right, runs out New Zealand's James Neesham during their fifth one day international at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

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