Mahendra Singh Dhoni went out for a game of golf on Tuesday as he gets a much deserved time-out from India’s busy cricket schedule. Dhoni uploaded a picture on Instagram saying, “Perfect weather and surroundings to play golf.”
Dhoni had most recently captained the national squad in the two-match T20 series against West Indies in Florida, USA. West Indies won the series 1-0 with the second match being cancelled.
Dhoni retired from test cricket in December 2014 and has since been involved in various other fields. He recently posted photos of himself playing football alongside members of Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC; a team that he is the co-owner of.
India host New Zealand in a series that will extend to more than a month, on September 22. New Zealand’s tour of India includes three test matches and five one-day internationals, with the first one set to be played on October 16 in Dharamsala. Dhoni’s retirement from Test cricket gives him a break from his team’s grueling schedule until the first ODI.
Dhoni’s last game was one in which he received considerable criticism as he failed to clinch a run from the last ball of the first t20 that would have ensured India a famous victory in USA against the reigning champions. West Indies had posted a mammoth total of 245 thanks largely to the heroics of openers Johnson Charles (79) and Evin Lewis (100).
India gave a fitting reply with Rohit Sharma (62) and KL Rahul (110) leading the onslaught. Dhoni was the man who faced the last ball of the match bowled by Dwayne Bravo. Known for being one of the best finishers in the game, it came as a surprise to everyone as he was caught out by a slow delivery.