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WWE Teases MS Dhoni’s Entry To Royal Rumble 2019

You really never know who is going to show up in a Royal Rumble match. There have been multiple occasions when superstars outside the pro-wrestling business dared to enter the ring just to have some fun. After all, this is a business-oriented with sports entertainment. O who does not want more of it? And when it comes to India what better than entertainment than Cricket.

John Cena out of Royal Rumble 2019

With the 32nd Royal Rumble on the verge, WWE has now given the biggest reason for the Indian fans to tune in for. In an interesting update on their Twitter handle, WWE mentioned our very own MS Dhoni as a surprise entrant of the men’s division Royal Rumble match. They asked the fans whether they would like to see one of the all-time great captains of Indian Cricket team inside a squared circle.

There’s a reason why WWE has taken special interest to mention the name of MS Dhoni on Royal Rumble context. A few days ago, The International Cricket Council (ICC) had used Paul Heyman’s paraphrase to describe Dhoni’s incredible performance. He led India to an ODI series victory during the tour of Australia. ICC quoted ‘Eat. Sleep. Finish games. Repeat.’ Whereas the original phrase for Universal Champion Brock Lesnar is ‘Eat. Sleep. Conquer. Repeat.’

Paul Heyman sarcastically demanded the royalty paychecks as well in a tweet posted, later. This was actually the genius mind of the advocate general for the Universal Champion who does want to promote his client’s match as well as the Royal Rumble match. WWE has now utilized the same tactics by tagging MS Dhoni in this context. This can create the biggest hypes around in India around the upcoming battle royal on this Sunday.

30 superstars compete in the special match for only one night of the year. Superstars take random entries every three minutes and get eliminated after going over the top rope and hit the floor. The last man standing inside the ring win the Royal Rumble match and receives a main event title match at Wrestlemania 35.

So by putting up this tweet, WWE has just hinted a Wrestlemania main event appearance for MS Dhoni. When it comes to the biggest event of the year, WWE pulls down all the stops to make it a success. Be it Royal Rumble or ‘Mania, an appearance by Dhoni will garner huge mainstream attention for the company. But it all depends on the former Indian skipper himself whether he is ready to be a part of these cross-brand promotions.

No facility except security for Dhoni visit: Himachal CM
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No facility except security for Dhoni visit: Himachal CM

Shimla, Aug 29: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the assembly on Wednesday that although Cricketer M.S. Dhoni has been declared a state guest he is bearing his own expenses and the government is only providing him security.

Thakur said that “Dhoni is not from any political party. He has come here for shooting.”

“He is an international personality and has been extended only security. He’s staying in Wildflower Hall and he has been bearing his own expenses,” the Chief Minister said in a suo motu statement.

Slamming the opposition Congress chief and legislator Sukhwinder Sukhu for his assertion to the media regarding state guest facility for Dhoni, he said the opposition should “think out of the box since his visit (shooting) is related to state’s tourism”.

Former skipper Dhoni arrived in the state capital on August 27 for shooting a commercial advertisement.

Accompanied by his wife Sakshi Dhoni, he will stay here till August 31.

Elaborate security arrangements have been made by the government which has declared him a state guest.

Oberoi Group’s Wildflower Hall is located at Charabra, on the outskirts of this town, at a height of 8,300 feet and commands a breathtaking view.

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CSK are favourites to win IPL crown: Survey

New Delhi, May 26: On the eve of the high-octane Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), the M.S Dhoni-led yellow brigade have been voted as the strong favourites by a sports fans survey to win their third title at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.

According to the survey conducted by Indian Sports Fan, an online largest sports fan community, CSK are the favourites to win the title while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the most favourite player with the Wankhede as the most preferred stadium.

The fans survey highlighted Dhoni as the most revered player out of the top 12 players with 27.3 per cent votes followed by Virat Kohli with 22 per cent and SRH captain Kane Williamson with 20.11 per cent fan votes.

The survey further revealed that Mumbai’s iconic Wankhede Stadium as the most preferred stadium with 30 per cent votes followed by Kolkata’s Eden Gardens Stadium with 20.22 per cent votes, as compared to eight other stadiums.

The survey targeted 14,000 fans across 10 cities with 4,802 successful respondents

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From Kohli Shooters to Dhoni Mr Cool: Restaurants gear up for IPL

New Delhi, April 4: Are you one of those cricket fanatics who can’t wait to sit back, relax, grab a drink or two while cheering for your favourite team? As the Indian Premier League (IPL) approaches, how about celebrating differently this season with drinks named after your favourite player, as many restaurants are adding quirk to their menu.

Come Saturday, the IPL will see eight teams — Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad engaged in stiff competition for the silver.

To add more fun to the event, many restaurants across India have come up with unique offerings.

Friction, a ‘drinkery’ located in Gurugram, has come up with IPL special Cricket Pitch platter that promises to pamper foodies and cricket enthusiasts.

They are serving cocktails like Mumbai Indian Straight driver, Kohli shooters, Run Machine Kohli, Dhoni Mr Kool, Hardik Googly, Dhobi Helicopter along with food dishes that include Caught out (beer battered fish finger with jalapeno tartar sauce), Spinner (homemade battered chicken fried strips with spicy mayo dip), Batting Order (chicken satay with peanut butter sauce), Sixer (marinated chicken morsels), Googly(cheese stuffed mushroom caps) and more.

“I feel cricket is one sport that binds all together. So, we have introduced the specials that give people one more reason to cheer with near and dear ones. The most interesting thing we have done is that we have created is the Cricket Pitch platter that has a pitch of green cabbage, fish fingers as wickets and Arancini Balls,” Tarun Hasija, founder of Friction, told IANS.

There’s also Monkey Bar which has come up with a special T20 Menu at its outlets in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru. The menu celebrates the diverse flavours of India in the true spirit of T20 cricket.

From Kolkata Maccher Chop to Hyderabad Nagarjuna Chilli Chicken Roll, from Bangalore Prawn, Chilli Butter, Garlic to Delhi Butter Chicken Samosa and Chennai Pulled Pork Paniyaram, Rajasthan Dahi ke Pithore and Punjab’s Sarson di Shammi – dig in to a special T20 cricket tournament inspired small plates menu at the limit.

Mealodrama, a modern bistro based in the capital’s Rajouri Garden area, has launched a special menu inspired from cricket players for the semi-finals.

“The cricket-inspired menu includes dishes like Bring it on India Pizza, Pizza platter, Raina Calmers, Knightriders Magic, Punjab Platter and more,” said its founder Rahul Sawhney.

Even The Junkyard Cafe, which has a presence across India, has introduced the mocktails and cocktails like Beware of Indian players, Sixer Pack, Power Punch drink at their outlets.

“Along with the mocktails and cocktails, one can also enjoy the special dishes like Calmer Raina Zucchini, Healthy Pitch, Loaded pitch, Virat Specials,” Umang Tewari, owner at The Junkyard Cafe, told IANS.

Brew Buddy, a dineout in Gurugram, has come up with T-90 League for IPL season. Want beer? Get it for just Rs 90. Want some vodka shots? That’s just Rs 90 too. Your favourite cocktails? All for Rs 90.

Smoke on Water, located in Delhi, has come up with signature IPL dishes like the Daredevil Chicken Wings, Royal Challenger Pizza, Mumbai Indians Vada Pao, Edens Kathi Roll and so on. Not to miss the IPL special cocktails- Free Hit, Doosra, Super Over and Gayle Storm — each one mixed in the right way serving its name’s purpose.

TabulaBeach cafe, located in Khel Gaon here, has also curated some IPL-themed drinks like Pitch Report (mojito).

Also, to give you the real feel of the cricket stadium while being at the eatery, the brand has got a face painter waiting to paint your face with the colour of your favourite team. There will also be ‘dholwalas’.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Padma Bhushan Ravi Shastri
MS Dhoni receives the third highest civilian award. Credit: Web
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Dhoni among 43 presented Padma awards

New Delhi, April3: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday presented Padma Awards to 43 persons including cricket legend M.S. Dhoni in a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

According to a release, the Padma Bhushan – the third highest civillian honour – was presented to five people– Dhoni, billiards champion Pankaj Advani, Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin (posthumously), Indian artist Laxman Pai and folk singer Sharda Sinha while Padma Shri was awarded to 38 people.

Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were the Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union Ministers.