Sports Cricket 08 Nov 2016 In Pics: MS Dhoni sh ...

In Pics: MS Dhoni showcases batting skills to amazed fans in Spain

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 8, 2016, 4:17 pm IST
Updated Nov 8, 2016, 4:26 pm IST
MS Dhoni was seen knocking the ball around at the Madrid Cricket Club, in the Spanish capital.
Despite cricket not being that popular in Spain, a large turnout was seen, as MS Dhoni made an appearance at the Madrid Cricket Club. (Photo: Madrid Cricket Club/ Twitter)
 Despite cricket not being that popular in Spain, a large turnout was seen, as MS Dhoni made an appearance at the Madrid Cricket Club. (Photo: Madrid Cricket Club/ Twitter)

Madrid: India limited overs captain MS Dhoni has ample amounts of time on his hands, after retiring from Test cricket.

Being one of the biggest icons from the world of cricket, Dhoni seems to have now taken up the role of an ambassador for the sport.

 

The 35-year-old wicketkeeper batsman was seen knocking the ball around at the Madrid Cricket Club, in the Spanish capital.

(Photo: Madrid Cricket Club/ Twitter)(Photo: Madrid Cricket Club/ Twitter)

(Photo: Madrid Cricket Club/ Twitter)(Photo: Madrid Cricket Club/ Twitter)

Spain is a country that is better known for its exploits in football and basketball, rather than in bat-and-ball sport like cricket.

Surprisingly however, Dhoni’s presence at the Madrid Cricket Club generated a lot of interest in the city, that plays host to two of the biggest football clubs in Europe – Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

 

(Photo: Madrid Cricket Club/ Twitter)(Photo: Madrid Cricket Club/ Twitter)

(Photo: Madrid Cricket Club/ Twitter)(Photo: Madrid Cricket Club/ Twitter)

Dhoni has a long break ahead of him after registering a 3-2 ODI series victory over New Zealand last month. The 35-year-old is set to be out of action till mid January, when the T20Is and ODIs against England are set to commence.

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