India may be getting dragged towards a draw by the Aussies in Ranchi but the stadium got their reason to cheer right after Tea on Day 5 of the third Test on Monday.
Local boy Mahendra Singh Dhoni, no more a Test cricketer, came out to the stadium to support the Indian team. Spotted in the stands by the broadcasters, MS waved at the fans, and when the footage was played on the giant screens in the stadium, there were collective cheers all around.
MS Dhoni was in New Delhi during the last weekend, playing the semifinals of the Vijay Hazare trophy with his Jharkhand team. Up against Bengal in the final-four fixture, Dhoni’s team lost the match by 81 runs on Saturday. (Also read: Dhoni’s Phones Recovered, Firefighter Had Taken Them ‘By Mistake’)
Before the start of the Ranchi Test, India’s head coach Anil Kumble had said in the press conference that he wished MS Dhoni would come and support the team in his home town.
This is the first time Ranchi’s JSCA stadium is hosting a Test match.