The nationwide lock down as India battles the novel Coronavirus pandemic has deemed all sporting activity null and void, and cricketers have been confined to their own homes in self isolation. While there is social media to connect to their fans, fans are always eager to know about the activities of the Team India icons, including Mahendra Singh Dhoni. There may be no answers to the former captain’s future plans, but his wife Sakshi opens up about what the wicket keeper batsman has been up to in the past months.
Sakshi went live on an Instagram session with sports presenter and radio guest Rupha Ramani on the ‘AnbuDen Lioness’ programme on the Instagram of Chennai Super Kings on 31st May.
From topics about the rumours of her husband’s retirement plans, Sakshi revealed about Dhoni’s activities in the past weeks away from the pitch.
“Mahi has assembled about seven bikes, he has restored them. Old bikes actually, he opened them up, he bought parts and assembled it,” Sakshi said in the session.
Any cricket fans of the country is very familiar with Dhoni and his love and enthusiasm for two wheel machines, and was even spotted riding his Harley Davidson Fat Boy cruiser motorcycle in his hometown Ranchi back in mid March.
“He was assembling a bike,” Sakshi continued with some more details about her better half’s lock down endeavours, “he assembled it but I don’t know he forgot to put a part and the bike was not starting. So he had to open the whole thing next day.”
Dhoni has a number of elite motorcycles in his garage. Other than his cherished Harley, the 38 year old owns a Kawasaki Ninja H2, a ZX-14R, a Ducati 1098, and a Confederate X132 Hellcat.
However, the veteran batsman has no shortage of love and respect for his first ever motorcycle, a Yamaha RD350, which he cherishes even to this day.
My first bike pic.twitter.com/Die1cZ22YW
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) September 12, 2013
Except his timespend with bikes, Sakshi also added that Dhoni has been into gaming lately, as a ‘stress buster’.
“Video games are a stress buster for him. He has a thinking brain which doesn’t rest. So video games help him and he is now too much into Call Of Duty and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).” she added.
Check out the full interview here-