Cricket is like a religion in India, and some of the prominent cricketers are treated as demigods in India. They have a massive fan following, with the fans adoring their favourite cricketers to the core. MS Dhoni is one such cricketer of India who enjoys a tremendous fan following pan India.
Dhoni retired from international cricket in 2019, but his craze among his fans has not diminished, especially after winning the IPL trophy for the 5th time in 2023. MS Dhoni also commands a great deal of respect across the world and seldom we have seen someone speaking rubbish against him.
Ben Duckett’s viral post on MS Dhoni’s wife
But a recent social media post of the current English cricketer Ben Duckett from 10 years ago is circulating on social media where he is flirtatiously praising MS Dhoni’s wife for her looks. The post from Ben Duckett is from April 7, 2013, where he wrote, “Dhoni's girlfriend/wife is top drawerrrrr”.
It is assumed that Duckett must have seen Sakshi Dhoni in an IPL match for the first time and couldn’t resist praising her on social media. At that time, he wasn’t aware of whether she was his wife or girlfriend as he mentioned both in the post.
Duckett might not have meant it in a negative sense, but in India, fans are emotional for their favourite celebrities, especially cricketers, who are right at the top for their fans, and Duckett’s comments on MS Dhoni’s wife can be taken as loose comments by his fans and could he get some flak for doing that even if these comments are way from the past.
Meanwhile, in the first two Test matches of the ongoing India vs England series, the English left-handed batsman demonstrated his batting skills by accumulating 131 runs across four innings against a strong Indian bowling attack.
What's particularly impressive about Ben Duckett's performance in the Test series is his remarkable strike rate of 97.03. This high strike rate has consistently placed pressure on the opposition bowlers right from the outset, owing to his dazzling strokeplay, particularly square of the wicket on both sides.