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Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni might be playing international cricket in the coming future, but Captain Cool has already started making plans for his post-retirement life.
We have seen how he executes his plans to perfection on the field and even while batting, but now this will be an all new area. If reports in Zee News are to be believed, then Dhoni has decided to expand his business as a part of his post-retirement life.
As per the reports, it is now believed that Dhoni has already been given the permission to open a five-star hotel in Ranchi and is expected to invest around INR 300 crores in his upcoming venture. The process has been initiated through Rhiti Travel and Ticketing Pvt Ltd, and it is also learnt that they would employ at least 500 people.
The former captain already owns a couple of teams. He is the co-owner of Chennayin FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) and Ranchi Rays in the Hockey India League. He also co-owned a racing team with the name Mahi Racing Team India. His team entered the last rounds of the 2012 season under Dhoni’s name.
Meanwhile, he has also announced recently that he will be opening a Cricket Academy at the Dubai Pacific Sports Club in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). After the announcement of the tie-up with Dhoni, it was decided by Parvez Khan of Pacific Ventures that the name of the academy will be named – MS Dhoni Cricket Academy.
There have been talks surrounding his place in the limited-overs side, but he silenced his critics with the bat during the 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka at the Pallekle International Stadium. Chasing 231, the visitors were coasting along towards the target and was comfortably placed at 109/0 when a breathtaking spell from the newly married Akila Dananjaya wrecked havoc and reduced them to 131/7.
It was a brilliant 100-run partnership between Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar which resurrected India’s run-chase and helped them coast towards the victory target with 16 deliveries left. Dhoni remained unbeaten on 45 of 68 deliveries while Bhuvi was exceptional and stayed unbeaten on 54 of 80 deliveries.