Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday turned host and driver for his Team India mates after arrival in his hometown Ranchi for the 3rd ODI to be played against Australia.
After the team's arrival at the Ranchi airport, the former Indian captain took the driver's seat in his Hummer with other cricketers like Kedar Jadhav and Rishabh Pant joining him in the vehicle.
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Later in the evening Dhoni and his wife Sakshi threw a dinner party for the team at their farmhouse in Jharkhand's capital. Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal who was present at the party posted a picture with the caption: "Thank you for last night @msdhoni bhai and @SaakshiSRawat bhabhi."
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Dhoni has played three matches at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi and has got only a couple of opportunities to bat as one of the games got washed out. In the two innings, Dhoni scored 10* vs England on October 23, 2013, and 11 against New Zealand on October 26, 2016.
The third ODI against Australia could well be Dhoni's last outing at his home ground and the local boy would be looking to make full use of this opportunity. Fans are also excited to see their hero play at the home turf.
India are already 2-0 up in the series and will look to take an unassailable lead in Ranchi on Friday.
Dhoni is one of the most loved cricketers in India and the world recently witnessed a small example of his popularity when a fan breached the security in pursuit of a hug from the charismatic former captain during the second ODI in Nagpur.
However, true to his funny nature, Dhoni did embrace the man but only after making him run for it.