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MS Dhoni’s house in Ranchi has been attacked by stone-pelters in the past © PTI

Ranchi: Oct 24, 2013

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s house came under attack in the Harmu Housing Colony, Ranchi when a few unknown people hurled stones. No person was injured in the incident, but a broken window pane was the only damage.

Dhoni’s family was at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi, where India were taking on Australia, when the incident happened. They haven’t registered any complaint as yet as the CCTV footages are being examined to ascertain the identity of the wrongdoer, NDTV reported.   

This isn’t the first time Dhoni’s house has been attacked by stone-pelters. The most infamous incident occurred after India’s first round exit at the 2007 World Cup.

Gautam Gupta, Dhoni’s brother in-law said that, “It is the fifth time that the house was attacked and unless we verify the CCTV footages we are not going to accuse anyone blindly.”

IANS reported that Dhoni’s decision to elect to field first in the one-day match against Australia irked some of his hometown fans.

“We had come to watch Dhoni and Virat Kholi bat but India could not bat due to rain. We are disappointed,” said Ronit.

Echoing his view, Amrit Raj said: “We spent money to watch our country’s sensations Dhoni, Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan. We lost, both, money and an interesting match due to rain. We do not know when another match will again take place in Ranchi.”

The fourth One-Day International (ODI) between India and Australia at Ranchi was washed out due to rain.

(with inputs from IANS)