Kolkata: Captain Cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni is off national duty as Men in Blue are not playing any limited overs game. But he isn’t off the cricket field.
He appointed captain of Jharkhand team for upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy, one of the prestigious limited over tournament in the country.
And as Dhoni is known for delivering epics, he did one on Wednesday when he put a picture on his Instagram account travelling with his Jharkhand teammates. That is not the catch. The skipper is travelling with his team in a train.
Dhoni, with his teammates, were travelling to Kolkata for their opening match of Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Jharkhand is in Group D along with Chhattisgarh, Hyderabad, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Saurashtra and Services. MS Dhoni will lead Jharkhand in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy which begins on February 24.
They are going to take on Karnataka on February 25 at the Eden Gardens stadium. Jharkhand play their second match against Chattisgarh at the same ground on the next day. The team will stay in West Bengal only as their third match is in Kaylani.
Last season, Dhoni turned up for Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy but not as a captain.
This year, he steeped down as the captain two days after IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants removed him from captaincy.
Dhoni had announced to step down as India captain in January though he made himself available for as a wicketkeeper-batsman. He last played in the ODI and T20I series against England which India won under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
The former India captain generally travels in his ‘Hummer’ but this time he travelled in AC 1st-Tier from Hatia to Howarh.
“I am travelling in a train after gap of 13 years. It is a long route and I will enjoy it. I’ll talk to my teammates and enjoy,” Dhoni said.