After the successful campaign of the Indian cricket team in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2018, former Indian skipper MS Dhoni took some time off cricket and was seen practicing some football in Mumbai. Dhoni took part in the All Stars Football Club charity game in Mumbai on Sunday along with other celebrities, which included the likes of Nick Jonas, Ishan Khatter and Dino Morea.
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While Nick captained a team, his rival was MS Dhoni and team and apart from it while Nick scored a goal for his team, it was Dhoni who ended up winning as the final score was 5-4 in Mahi’s favor. Other players in the game were celebrities like Aditya Roy Kapoor, Kunal Khemu and Shabir Ahluwalia.
The recently concluded Asia Cup also saw Dhoni leading the ODI team for a record 200th time when he led the men-in-blue for their clash against Afghanistan. He became only the third cricketer to captain in 200 ODIs after Ricky Ponting and Stephen Fleming.
Dhoni took over as the captain of India for the first time after a prolonged gap of 696 days, since stepping down in January 2017. He had last captained India in the ODI series against New Zealand.
Talking about the feat, MS said, “I was not really sure of where I am standing. I have captained 199 ODIs, so this gives me an opportunity to make it 200. It’s all destiny and I have always believed in that. It’s not in my control, once I left captainship. Good to complete 200, but I don’t think it really matters.”
Here is the video of Dhoni brushing up his football skills: