In an unexpected turn of events, iconic Indian cricketer MS Dhoni graced the India vs Germany FIH Women’s Olympic Qualifiers semifinal match at the Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda Astro Turf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi. The cricket legend, known for his leadership that led India to T20 World Cup and ODI World Cup victories, was felicitated at the stadium during the thrilling encounter.
The much-anticipated clash between India and Germany ended in a 2-2 draw after full-time, forcing the game into a penalty shootout. In a nail-biting finale, Germany emerged victorious with a 4-3 margin in the shootout, securing their place in the next round of the qualifiers.
Legal Battle Adds Another Layer to Dhoni’s Saga
While Dhoni’s presence at the hockey match captured the attention of fans, he remains in the limelight for reasons beyond cricket. The former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain is currently engaged in a legal battle with his former business partners, Mihir Diwakar and Soumya Das.
Earlier this month, media reports revealed that Dhoni had filed a criminal case against Diwakar, alleging breach of contract in establishing cricket academies worldwide. Dhoni claimed he was cheated of over ₹15 crore due to Diwakar’s failure to adhere to the agreement’s stipulations.
Counterclaims and Defamation Suit
Responding to the allegations, Mihir Diwakar vehemently dismissed all charges, labelling them as baseless and imaginary. In a detailed statement on his social media handle, Diwakar accused Dhoni and his team of directors of mismanagement, deceitful activities, and criminal conspiracy.
Adding another layer to the legal saga, a recent report indicated that Diwakar and Soumya Das have filed a defamation suit in the Delhi High Court against MS Dhoni. The suit aims to address the alleged false accusations and restore the reputation of the accused business partners.
The legal battle between MS Dhoni and his former associates continues to unfold, bringing attention to both the cricketing legend’s off-field challenges and his enduring popularity in the sporting world.