Dhoni and Actor John Abraham
Dhoni and Actor John Abraham

Bollywood actor and MotoGP’s brand ambassador in India, John Abraham has admitted that former India cricket captain MS Dhoni is a swifter rider than him.

Mahi vs John Bike Race

when asked who would win between a John and MS Dhoni race, the actor was all sure and termed that the wicketkeeper-batter would definitely win the race.

“He [Dhoni] would win it. He is very brave. He is a sportsman, I am an actor. He is a very good rider, I must tell you,” John replies.

Dhoni with his Harley Davidson bike
Dhoni with his Harley Davidson bike

Kasi Viswanathan Backs MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni retired from international cricket last year on August 15. His last match was against New Zealand in the semifinals of the ICC World Cup 2019 in England. He was recently in action during the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League 2021, which was suspended midway due to the COVID crisis.

He will be next seen in action when the second half of the tournament resumes in September. Meanwhile, speculations claim that he might well hang his boots in the IPL as well. While his stocks have gone down as a batsman, MS Dhoni still continues to impress with his presence on the field.

Kasi Viswanathan is the present CEO of the CSK
CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan with Skipper CSK MS Dhoni

Viswanathan believed that Dhoni was fit and was contributing both with the bat and as the leader of CSK at present and as such there was no immediate need for him to retire as of now. The CSK CEO was confident that MSD could go on for another one or two years with the franchise.

“He can continue for another one or two years with CSK. He is fully fit, and trains a lot. Don`t see any reason why he should stop. As far as we are concerned, we are happy for what he is doing for CSK. It is not just about his captaincy or the fact that he is a guide or a leader as the most experienced player. We feel he is still good and brings value as a player to the side. He has been a finisher and is doing that for us,” stated Viswanathan.

Dhoni has been captaining the CSK franchise since the inaugural 2008 season. He had briefly led Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in 2016 when CSK was suspended but was removed as skipper prior to the next season as RPS finished seventh in 2016.