MS Dhoni’s father, mother test positive for COVID-19; admitted to Ranchi hospital

Dhoni will be seen in action against KKR today

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni (Photo Credit BCCI/IPL)

Former Indian cricketer and current captain of the Chennai Super Kings Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s parents, Devaki Devi and Pan Singh have tested positive for the Coronavirus. Both are undergoing treatment at Pulse Superspeciality hospital in Ranchi.

Dhoni currently is leading the three time champions Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and will be seen in action against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium today.

The second wave of the Coronavirus has wreaked havoc in India. The country reported 2.95 lakh cases of Coronavirus on Wednesday. Dhoni, unfortunately, won’t be able to reach out to his parents in this time of crisis as under the current rule, any player who leaves the bio-bubble will have to serve the seven-day mandatory quarantine before rejoining the squad.

Ahead of the IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders’ Nitish Rana, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s, Devdutt Padikkal, Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel also tested positive for the virus. All three players have recovered and have joined their respective franchises.

It must be noted that the last edition of the IPL was played in the UAE due to the pandemic. The BCCI, however, were keen to organise the ongoing season in India. They did so but the sudden spike in the COVID-19 cases ensured that the fans are not allowed in the stadium.

Coming back to Dhoni, the World Cup winning skipper hasn’t had a pleasing start to the tournament. In the last match, Dhoni could only manage 18 runs off 17 balls. Post the match, Dhoni admitted that his innings could have cost the match to CSK.

Also read why India’s participation in the WTC final is doubtful.

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