Mahendra Singh Dhoni seems to make full use of his time with his daughter, Ziva, before he joins the Indian cricket team for the shorter versions of the game.
India’s limited overs captain, is enjoying a well-deserved break now that the Indian team has a packed Test cricket schedule for the next few months. And he seems to be making full use of this break to bond with his daughter, who he claimed after the series in Zimbabwe, although in a light-hearted tone, wouldn’t be able to recognise him.
“I think after a long time, I will take some time off cricket after this series (T20Is). Don’t think my daughter (15-month old Ziva) still recognizes me. I will make my daughter feel that I am her dad and spend time with family,” Dhoni was quoted as saying during the recent tour of Zimbabwe, in which he led his side to 3-0 and 2-1 wins in the ODI and T20I series’ respectively.
The 35-year-old cricketer took to social media to share a hilarious video of himself and his daughter as they experimented with a funny filter on Snapchat by utilising the animal face filters. The father-daughter duo could be seen enjoying their time together in the video.
A few days ago, Dhoni posted a picture of himself and his daughter on Instagram in which Dhoni was seen sporting a fake beard in the picture as he held his infant daughter on his lap.
Well after looking at all these posts, one can say that Ziva finally knows who her father is.
Dhoni, who retired from Test cricket midway during the 2014-15 Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia, will next be seen in action during the first match of the five-game ODI series between India and New Zealand in Dharamsala on 16 October.
India are currently in the Caribbean, playing the the four-match Test series against West Indies. India has taken a 1-0 lead in the series after defeating West Indies in the first Test by an innings and 92 runs.