Guess who the newest fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni is? It is former XXX adult star turned Bollywood actress Sunny Leone, who revealed her favourite cricketer to be MS Dhoni. The former Indian captain who is having a lean phase with his batting is finding support from all quarters. Apart from his dedicated fans, Dhoni has found solid backing from actor Sushant Singh Rajput, fellow cricketers Gautam Gambhir and Steven Smith. But scoring a high on Sunny Leone’s favourite list over present cricket heartthrob Virat Kohli and cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar must be a pleasant surprise for MSD.
We all know Sunny Leone is hosting a special program during VIVO Indian Premier League 2017 along with comedian Sunil Grover. Recently the actress conducted a Q&A session with her fans on her Twitter handle, and it was here when she was questioned by a fan – “Which is your favourite cricket team & player?” Well, without wasting much time, Sunny Leone replied Dhoni to be her favourite cricketer while she was an avid supporter of Indian Cricket Team. The fans were expecting Sunny to name either the current Indian cricket team captain, Virat Kohli or all-time favourite Sachin Tendulkar. But Sunny Leone seems to be the fan of cool-headed Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been under fire for lack of runs against his name since the start of VIVO IPL 2017. Playing for Rising Pune Supergiant, critics posed questions on Dhoni’s poor form with the bat. Among the leading critics also termed as number one Dhoni hater has been RPS owner Sanjiv Goenka’s elder brother Harsh Goenka who publicly ranted about Indian cricketing icon’s temporary lack of batting form.
Nevertheless, Dhoni shut his fans with his match-winning knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Regarded as the world’s best finisher, the 35-year-old player showed his old Midas touch as he clinched a last-ball thriller win for Pune. Dhoni smashed defending champions Hyderabad’s bowlers around the stadium in his 34-ball knock of 61, which included five fours and three mighty sixes. Pune is currently placed number four in the points table after winning four matches out of seven.