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.