MS Dhoni has made Ranchi famous in the world of cricket: President Ram Nath Kovind
Dhoni, who retired from Test cricket in December 2014, has been on a sabbatical since the culmination of the 2019 World Cup. © Twitter

President Ram Nath Kovind lavished praise on Mahendra Singh Dhoni stating that even though the former India captain has a low profile, Dhoni has a crazy fan following across the globe.

Dhoni met President Kovind on Sunday at the Raj Bhavan in the state capital along with his wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva.

“MS Dhoni met me at Raj Bhavan yesterday (Sunday) as a courtesy call. I felt good. I told him he maintains a low profile but people are fond of him as he is talented,” the President said while addressing students during the 33rd convocation of the Ranchi University.

“His talent reflects the talent of Jharkhand. MS Dhoni has made Ranchi famous in the world of cricket,” he added.

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President Kovind not only showered praise on Dhoni, but also praised ace archer Deepika Kumar and Jaipal Singh Munda, who had led the Indian hockey team that won gold in the 1928 Olympics.

Meanwhile, Dhoni, who retired from Test cricket in December 2014, has been on a sabbatical since the culmination of the 2019 World Cup. He played his last match for India in the semi-final against New Zealand.

Strong rumours are doing the rounds that Dhoni might have played his last international game in England and Wales. However, no announcement has been made with some informing that Captain Cool may return to the side for the home series against West Indies in December.