Indian Cricket legend MS Dhoni returned to cricketing actions last month after a hiatus of 14 months in the ongoing 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
However, unlike the previous seasons of the IPL, Dhoni, who retired from international cricket in August this year, does not have his wife Sakshi Dhoni and daughter Ziva to cheer for him this IPL 2020, as the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper flew all the way to UAE without players' families for the T20 league.
Well, the ongoing IPL 2020 is taking place with a lot of changes with the families of players and fans no longer able to attend the matches from inside the stadiums, leaving them with an option to stay back home and watch their favorite teams in action on TV due to the global Coronavirus outbreak.
The IPL 2020 is being played behind closed doors under new rules, regulations and COVID-19 protocols set up by the government and ICC in the UAE due to the COCID-19 pandemic.
However, some IPL franchisees like Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Mumbai Indians have allowed cricketers to bring their families to the bio-bubble in the UAE, but CSK didn’t.
Well, Sakshi insisted that she isn’t missing watching the IPL 2020 games from the stadium this year as she feels there is no sense in spending over two months with daughter Ziva in a bio-bubble, but she is missing her husband Dhoni back home.
Sakshi told Inside Sport: “I am not really missing it (attending IPL in a stadium) as I am following it diligently on TV, but I miss my husband. Honestly, it would’ve been difficult for Ziva and me to be in the bubble for over two months.”
On life during the lockdown, the wife of former India captain revealed: “I have gotten in touch with facets of myself that were dormant. I feel like, instead of my parenting style evolving, I am getting schooled with Ziva with all the online classes I attend with her. The need of the hour during lockdown was to find innovative techniques to make children do their homework, and that was my method as well.”
Meanwhile, she and Dhoni are planning to venture into the entertainment industry as they will be soon producing films on the OTT platform.
Sakshi signed off by saying, “I have paid more attention to the process of putting thought and idea into creative action. The joy of seeing a concept being brought to life on the screen keeps me engrossed, and we ensure the process is quality driven. When we were developing ‘Roar Of The Lion’, we thought it was the perfect time to venture into the entertainment industry.”