PHOTOS: Have you ever seen Mahendra Singh Dhoni this animated?

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a bit more time on his hands now that he has given up playing one format of cricket.

Updated: Aug 25, 2015, 12:59 PM IST
PHOTOS: Have you ever seen Mahendra Singh Dhoni this animated?

New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a bit more time on his hands now that he has given up playing one format of cricket.

The ODI skipper is utilizing that time quite well – earning his Army stripes and spending time with his family among other things.

The 34-year-old is also scheduled to go on a vacation to the US, where he will also be performing a puja at New Jersey's Siddhivinayak temple.

On Sunday, the wicketkeeper-batsman made his presence felt at another high-profile event – the Pro Kabaddi League final.

Now Mahi is known for his zen-like nature, not showing much emotion on the field and at public events.

But during the Kabaddi final in Mumbai, Captain Cool was uncharacteristically animated.  

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It was quite refreshing to see Dhoni in his new avatar, having a good time with Abhishek Bachchan and Nita Ambani.