One of the few benefits of the current quarantine period is that cricketers are receiving ample time to spend with their families. The athletes, who find themselves away from the loved ones often throughout the year, have got the chance to rekindle with them. As such, their pets also become a vital part of them over time. Former Indian captain MS Dhoni’s daughter Ziva shared a light moment with her father and Sakshi Dhoni during a catching session with their pet dog.
During the quarantine period, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a handful of cricketers took to the social media, uploading videos of getting their pets involved in a catching session. New Zealand’s Kane Williamson began the trend after which Marnus Labuschagne and Shreyas Iyer also joined him. Meanwhile, Dhoni himself got his dog to catch the ball while throwing it high in the air.
While his wife asked to keep the ball a little lower for the sake of their pet, their little girl hilariously gave it back to her father. As Ziva threw one in the air for the dog to pluck, she said: “I can throw it better than you can”. The pet dog came up with some outstanding grabs while also missing a few in a brief session.
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MS Dhoni’s playing future hanging by a thread:
As far as MS Dhoni’s playing future is concerned, the 38-year old has maintained his silence on the same. The former skipper hasn’t donned the Indian colours ever since India were knocked out in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup. The 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was supposed to be a pathway for his comeback to the Indian team, also stands postponed indefinitely.
While the keeper-batsman was gearing up for the tournament in a full-fledged manner, Harbhajan Singh remarked that he most likely wouldn’t play for India again. But Dhoni has remained entirely silent on this issue, which has come under debate for quite long.