MS Dhoni checks Ranchi pitch ahead of India-Australia third Test

MS Dhoni was seen having a discussion with the curator as he had a look at the preparations for India-Australia third Test.

By: PTI | Ranchi | Published:March 9, 2017 8:48 am
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Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday made a surprise visit to the Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium which will host its maiden Test in less than 10 days’ time.

Dhoni was seen having a discussion with the curator as he had a look at the preparations for the crucial game.

Jharkhand team sources had earlier said the Ranji captain would head to Bengaluru for the BCCI Awards from Kolkata but headed home and spent time in the stadium.

Curator SB Singh however termed it as a routine visit and said it had nothing to do with the upcoming third Test in Ranchi from March 16-20.

“When he’s here, he often visits the stadium for fitness work out and spends long time at the gym. Today was no different. He also saw the wicket and we had an informal discussion. This is not unusual for me,” Singh told PTI.

“He has never intervened in pitch preparation in the last four years. Being such a great player, I always look forward to his inputs on the quality of wicket.”

The JSCA has prepared three wickets — pitch number four, five and seven — for its debut Test and Singh said all of them will last the distance.

“Each of them will behave differently. The team will choose the strip two days before the match. The pitch will suit both the batsmen and bowlers and will definitely last five days.

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  1. R
    Ricardo Rodrigues
    Mar 9, 2017 at 8:26 pm
    dont worry , this could be a dream which one gets when not expected
    1. S
      Mar 9, 2017 at 7:01 am
      I am not a smoker but I drink Kohli Kola!!!!!!Thank you sir.
      1. S
        Mar 9, 2017 at 6:40 am
        If pitchi is very good chances of winning all the matches will be very easy.No one equal to Dhoni.Kohli can not come near to him when batting is considered.Every body is hoping that Dhoni will this time grab the captaincy from Koli.Kohli is nowadays playing very slowly.But some times Kohli is hitting two or three 100s and some times score 0 runs which is normal in cricket.Because in cricket you can not expect consistency in scoring runs.some time it will be 1000 runs and some times 50 runs and some times 0 runs.That does not matter.what people expect from Dhoni and Kohli and from such people they should play throughout their life time and fans are ready to die for them.At least this time Dhoni will take at minimum 5000 runs and will be declared man of the series.If Kohli and Dhoni are made to play as partners there is no doubt that they will ply until the all overs are fans are foreseeing that there is going to be tough fight betwee the teams whoever it may be.
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