Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is the unofficial mentor to the Jharkhand cricket team, is set to watch his state side take on Gujarat in its first ever Ranji Trophy semi-final beginning in Nagpur on Sunday.
Dhoni doesn’t play the longer version of the game ever since retiring from Tests but often practices with the Jharkhand players during the domestic First-Class season.
“He should be there in Nagpur in all probability. He wants to be there. Interactions with him has always been helpful for the boys,” a source close to the team management said.But with the Indian team for the home ODI and T20 series against England expected to be picked in the first week of January, Dhoni might not be in Nagpur for the entire duration of the game.
The India limited-overs captain has taken out time for his state team when he is not on national duty. It is rare for the national team captain to train with his domestic team but Dhoni has done so frequently.