Cricket lovers of Ranchi have queued up to buy tickets for the January 19, India-England One-Day International (ODI) match, among them is Narendra Singh Dhoni brother of Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Ranchi is set to host its first international match on January 19. England won the first ODI by nine runs against India at Rajkot.

Mamata Singh Dhoni, wife of Dhoni's elder brother Narendra Singh Dhoni, was spotted yesterday in the queue, marked for ladies, with her daughter.

The crowd recognised them when the little daughter was repeatedly asking her mother whether "chachu (uncle)" would play or not.

When scribes asked why she had to purchase tickets from the counter, she said she had tried over phone to contact officials of the Jharkhand State Cricket Association, but could not reach them.

She reportedly bought two tickets for Rs 1,500 each.

 
(with inputs from PTI)