MS Dhoni has decided not to take up any commercial endorsements amid the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic & is busy with organic farming gearing up to launch his own brand of environment-friendly fertilizers soon.
Former Indian Captain, MS Dhoni has decided not to do any commercial endorsements amid the COVID-19 pandemic and is instead busy with organic farming, gearing up to launch his own brand of environment-friendly fertilizers soon. The World Cup Winning Captain is away from cricket for the past one year. Today the epic batsman ranged his 39th birthday with fans & teammates pouring in special birthday greetings for him.
His Manager & Childhood Friend Mihir Diwakar while talking with media gave a sneak-peek into Dhoni’s life at his home in Ranchi. “Patriotism is in his blood, be it serving for the country (in defense) or (farming) the land, he’s very passionate about it. He has about 40-50 acres of farmland and he is busy growing organic crops like papaya, banana there,” Diwakar said.
“He has stopped brand endorsements and has said that till life comes to normal, he won’t do any commercial activity,” Diwakar, who runs the MS Dhoni Cricket Academy under the name of Aarka Sports, added.
Dhoni was scheduled to return to action with the IPL 2020 which got postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus. Dhoni was also seen driving a tractor during the lockdown in Ranji. Diwakar further said that they are soon going to launch their organic fertilizer under their company’s name Neo Global. He said that the fertilizer is being tested at Dhoni’s farm.
Recently in a video, Dhoni also talked about the harmful effects of pesticides in order to promote organic farming. “We have a team of experts and scientists and they have developed the fertilizer and it should be launched within two-three months,” Diwakar said.
“I spoke to him past midnight. It was a normal business talk. As usual, Dhoni would be at home with his family, with a quiet birthday celebration.” Further asking whether Dhoni is thinking about retirement, Diwakar said, “Being friends, we don’t talk about his cricket. But looking at him, he’s not all thinking about retirement.”
Further Talking about Dhoni’s practice sessions Diwakar said, “He is very determined to play the IPL. He has worked really hard for this. If you remember he was there in Chennai one month in advance before everything was shut down”.
“He has maintained his fitness regimen at his farmhouse and will start practice after the lockdown is lifted. Everything now depends on how fast the situation returns to normalcy,” Diwakar concluded.