Nishank announces residential plot for Dhoni, Tendulkar

Last Updated: Apr 03, 2011, 17:14 PM IST

Dehra Dun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank today announced to give a residential plot or a house to Indian Cricket captain M S Dhoni and Cricket
icon Sachin Tendulkar for winning the World Cup after a gap of 28 years.

The Chief Minister announced that Dhoni and Tendulkar would be given a residential plot or a house, in the picturesque town of Mussoorie of Uttarakhand, said a government spokesman.

Nishank has also decided to name a sports stadium proposed in Dehra Dun after Dhoni, he added.

While Tendulkar is a frequent visitor to Mussoorie, Dhoni`s ancestral house is in Almora district of Uttarakhand. Dhoni`s wife Sakshi also belongs to Dehra Dun and they tied the nupital knot last year in the city.

Nishank also congratulated the Indian Cricket team for winning the world cup by defeating Sri Lanka in Mumbai calling up Dhoni to greet him and invited him to visit Uttarakhand.

The CM said the entire Indian Cricket team would be invited for the platinum jubilee celebrations of famous Jim Corbett park, he said. Uttarakhand government has appointed Dhoni as the wildlife warden of Corbett park as well as brand ambassador
for wildlife conservation.