Former Indian captain, who is known for his humble and down to earth nature, has refused to inaugurate the pavilion named after him at the JSCA stadium ahead of the third ODI between India and Australia.
According to PTI, he informed about his decision to JSCA secretary Debashis Chakraborty.
“We requested him but he said ‘Dada apne hi ghar mein kya inaugurate karna.’ (What’s there to inaugurate in my own house). He is still so humble and down to earth,” Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) secretary Debashis Chakraborty told PTI on Wednesday.
“At the AGM last year, the decision was taken that the North Block stand that comprises media enclosure as well as VIP boxes would be named after Dhoni,” he added.
The game in Ranchi could be his last international appearance at his home turf. He is expected to retire from international cricket after the ICC World Cup in England and Wales.