Having lost his Midas touch, Dhoni seeks divine help to turn around his fortunes

first_imgWith a series of failures across various formats haunting him and calls for his head getting louder, India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is seeking divine intervention to restore his fortunes.Ever since India lifted the 2011 ICC World Cup, the team’s stock as well as that of Dhoni himself has fallen sharply, with India failing to make the final stages of any of the major competitions.Now, as he prepares to lead the Chennai Super Kings at the Champions League T20 tournament in South Africa, Dhoni has gone back to the Deori mata temple on the outskirts of hometown Ranchi, seeking blessings to turn around his fortunes.Dhoni is known to be an ardent devotee of the Goddess from his early days, much before he became famous.Luck, always considered an important part of Dhoni’s ascendance to the top, seems to have deserted the Indian skipper.Once known for his unorthodox and bold decisions, Dhoni has lately appeared to be stuck by rigidity and a fear of losing. Soon after the World Cup triumph, India were whitewashed in Test series in both England and Australia. Things were no better in the shorter format as well as the team faced a rough patch in the CB Series, the Asia Cup and the just concluded T20 World Cup.Apart from Chennai Super Kings, IPL 5 champions Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians are the other Indian teams in the 12-team event.last_img

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