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MS Dhoni wanted to earn Rs 30 lakh and live peacefully: Wasim Jaffer

The Mumbaikar, who earlier this month retired from all forms of cricket, was replying when a fan asked him his favourite memory with MS Dhoni.

Updated: Mar 30, 2020 09:41 IST

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times

File image of MS Dhoni (Getty Images)

Former India opener Wasim Jaffer has revealed that MS Dhoni wanted to earn just Rs 30 lakhs and live peacefully at his home town Ranchi. Both players had shared the dressing room earlier in their careers. Dhoni, who has captained India to the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 50-over World Cup titles, is a revered figure in world cricket but as per Jaffer, all he wanted to do was make 30 lakh from playing cricket and then walk away.

“In his 1st or 2nd year in Indian team, I remember he said, he wants to make 30lakhs from playing cricket so he can live peacefully rest of his life in Ranchi,” Jaffer answered on his twitter handle to a query from a fan on Saturday.

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Jaffer, who quit all forms of cricket earlier this month, was responding to a query made by a fan on Twitter. Dhoni has been away from the game after India’s World Cup campaign came to halt in England after the semi-final defeat at the hands of New Zealand.



 

He was supposed to make a comeback at the IPL, leading his team Chennai Super Kings but the cash-rich tournament, which was originally scheduled to begin on Sunday, was postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic.

(With PTI inputs)

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