August 16, 2009

Indian cricket

Who Dhoni?

Nishi Narayanan

MS Dhoni may be on more television ads than Sachin Tendulkar these days but it hasn’t quite made him the most recognised face in the country. Film director Ram Gopal Varma, known for his Indian mafia and horror movies, failed to recognise Dhoni when the Indian captain walked up to greet him at Bangalore airport. Though Varma denies reports that he mistook Dhoni for a wannabe actor and asked him to drop off his photographs at his office, he did confirm he did not know who it was. “Yes, it’s true,” Varma was quoted as saying in the Times of India. “I’m hopelessly ignorant about cricket. Only after he left, the people with me told me that he’s Dhoni. I'd like to apologise to him the next time I meet him.”

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