After leading Chennai Super Kings to their third IPL title, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is taking a break from cricket and spending time with his family. With India playing a Test match against Afghanistan, the 36-year-old will be away from cricket for a few weeks, before the T20I series against Ireland, and the much-anticipated tour to England from July. Away from the sport, the former Indian skipper is back with his “pack” and went out for a morning walk with them on Wednesday morning.
In a video uploaded from his official Instagram account, the CSK captain shared a clip of his morning walk with his dogs. In the video, five dogs were seen playing with each other. “Morning walk with the pack. I think Sam knows she is my favourite so she takes the liberty of troubling everyone,” Dhoni captioned the video.
Dhoni’s love for pets is not a secret. In October 2017, his wife, Sakshi Singh Dhoni shared a video of the cricketer playing with his pet dog Sam. In the video, Sam was seen “mirroring” Dhoni’s movement before he jumped up to him for a hug.
Dhoni announced his retirement from the longest format in 2014 and is not a part of the squad that will face Afghanistan in the historic Test on June 14 in Bengaluru. The right-hand batsman will return to cricketing duties for India in the two-match T20I series against Ireland starting from June 27, ahead of the 3 ODI’s series against England starting from July 3, 2018.