Close friend John Abraham supports MS Dhoni

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Mumbai: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is going through one of the toughest phases of his career both as a player and captain of Indian cricket team. The back to back defeats on two overseas tours have provided enough ammunition for the critics and fans alike to target the world cup winning captain for his failure as a player and leadership skills in Test cricket.

However, in these testing times, Mahi has received support from his close friend and bollywood actor John Abraham.

Speaking to a daily the actor said, “If the Australian tour has been a bad one, I’m sure it will be followed by a good tour. Mahi knows how to receive the brickbats with the bouquets. He’s one of the most balanced guys I know. He is not going to let criticism affect him. This is just one tour. The minute there`s a better tour, people will revere him again”.

John also recalled times when Dhoni provided moral support when his films wouldn’t do well at the box office.

“When a film of mine has had a poor opening, he smiles and tell me, ‘You have had a bad year but the next one will be better!’ That reassuring statement has stood me in good stead”, he said.