Deepika Padukone speaks up about her favorite cricketer

Dhoni was recently retained by the Chennai Super Kings.

Deepika Padukone admires India's wicketkeeper batsman MS Dhoni | Getty

Former India captain MS Dhoni undoubtedly ranks among the finest cricketers of the modern generation. Dhoni is adored by masses all across the globe and now yet another name got added to his already enriched admirers list. This one is special because it’s none other than the Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone.

According to an entertainment portal, Deepika has recently admitted that she is a big fan of India’s charismatic wicketkeeper batsman –Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The actress was shooting for an episode of Vogue BFFs with her sister Anisha when she spoke about her favorite cricketer.

Deepika and Dhoni were earlier rumoured to be dating each other. If the reports are to be believed, Dhoni had cut his long hair back in 2007 because of Deepika’s request. However, neither the legendary wicketkeeper batsman nor the glamorous actress have ever talked about it.

Besides Deepika, there are quite a lot of Bollywood celebrities who admire Dhoni’s cool and calm nature. The likes of Shahrukh Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput have often confessed about their admiration for the Jharkhand man.

Earlier this month, IPL retention was held in Bangalore wherein Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had retained the services of Dhoni beside Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja. Since CSK along with Rajasthan Royals (RR) was barred from the IPL for the past two editions, Dhoni has led and played for the dysfunctional Rising Pune Supergiant side.

Dhoni is currently in India and will travel to South Africa for India’s limited-overs leg after the conclusion of three-match test series. India are scheduled to play six ODIs and three T20Is against the Proteas from February 1.


By Salman Anjum - 25 Jan, 2018

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