Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had great fun while playing Kabaddi during a promotional advertisement for the Pro Kabaddi League, as evident from images shared.

The 37-year-old cricketer seemed completely at ease during the shoot as apparent from the smile on his face and immense excitement.

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Dhoni was dropped from the T20I squads for the recently concluded series against West Indies as well as the upcoming away series against Australia.

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar stated that he was not aware of the mindset of the selectors and the reasoning behind the decision, elaborating that he made no attempts to influence anyone with regard to the decision making.

“I don’t know what the mindset of the selectors is and I haven’t looked to influence anyone by giving opinions. What happens in the dressing room and between captain, coach and selectors should stay within them,” he said.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli further attempted to play down the controversy, stating that the decision had been taken by Dhoni himself in order to make way for Rishabh Pant in T20s.

“I can assure you that it has nothing to do with anything that people are thinking and as a captain, I can certainly assure you of that,” said Kohli.

“Dhoni regularly play the ODIs with us and he is trying to help a youngster.”

“I think the selectors have already addressed this if I’m not wrong. And he’s been spoken to, firstly… So, I don’t see any reason why I should be sitting here and explaining that. I think the selectors have come out and explained exactly what happened,” added Kohli.