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Find out how much income tax MS Dhoni paid to lead in Bihar and Jharkhand region

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Published Jul 24, 2018, 2:01 pm IST
Updated Jul 24, 2018, 2:01 pm IST
After his poor displays with the bat in the ODI series against England, there has been a growing chorus of calls for Dhoni’s retirement. (Photo: AP)
 After his poor displays with the bat in the ODI series against England, there has been a growing chorus of calls for Dhoni’s retirement. (Photo: AP)

Mumbai: Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the leading income taxpayer of Bihar and Jharkhand region in the 2017-18 fiscal year. By paying a staggering tax of Rs 12.17 crore, the former Team India captain is now above the rest of the population of the state according a report by The Indian Express.

The veteran cricketer had paid income tax of Rs 10.93 crore in the 2016-17 financial year, as per chief income tax commissioner V Mahalingam but was not the highest taxpayer from his region back then. The report further mentions that Dhoni has also declared an advance tax of Rs 3 crore for the 2018-18 fiscal year.

After his poor displays with the bat in the ODI series against England, there has been a growing chorus of calls for Dhoni’s retirement. However, India captain Virat Kohli said it was wrong for pundits to "pounce" on MS Dhoni and "jump to conclusions".

Kohli defended the 37-year-old Dhoni, a veteran of 320 ODIs who effectively won the 2011 World Cup final for India against Sri Lanka in Mumbai off his own bat, by saying: "This comes up again and again when he is not able to play in the normal way he does.

"It's very unfortunate people just jump to conclusions very quickly."

Kohli added: "When he does well, people call him the best finisher ever and when they don't go well, they all pounce on him.

"We all have bad days in cricket and today was a bad one for everyone, not just him.

"Also, you want to take the innings deep; you don't want to just lose by 160-170 runs, and he has the experience, but some days it just doesn't come off.

"Other people jump to conclusions, but we don't -- we totally believe in him."

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