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Not for childhood friend but this is why Mahendra Singh Dhoni collects stumps!

Irrespective of the opposition or tournament, the skipper never fails to complete this ritual.

Not for childhood friend but this is why Mahendra Singh Dhoni collects stumps!

New Delhi: India's limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni is often seen collecting a stump after every Team India win

Irrespective of the opposition or tournament, the skipper never fails to complete this ritual.

Many have often speculated as to why the 35-year-old does so.

One of the theories states that Mahi collects match-day stumps for his childhood friend .

Kulbinder, a Nepali watchman’s son, was not only his best friend growing up but also the person who encouraged him to take up cricket.

While the wicketkeeper-batsman become a cricketing superstar, Kulbinder's stars didn't shine as brightly.

Even when Kulbinder built a small house, he did not take any financial help from Dhoni.

However, there is one thing he expected from Mahi and that is 320 cricket stumps to make a fence around his house.

Hence, Dhoni promptly collects stumps to hand it over to his dear friend.

Mahi however offered a different response to BCCI.tv when asked about the same few months back.

"That’s my retirement plan. The good thing is that I do collect a lot of stumps but the bad one is I don’t put a mark as to which match they were from. So, after I retire I’ll watch the videos of all my matches, look closely at the sponsors logos on the stumps and figure out which match a stump belongs to. It will be my post-cricket pass time!” he said.

 

From Zee News

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