Indian cricket team’s former captain MS Dhoni on February 22 set out to Kolkata via train so as to play in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy tournament.
Dhoni and his team are set to face the Karnataka team at the Eden Gardens stadium on February 25, for their opening match.
Though this is not the first time that Dhoni has travelled via train, he generally travels in his ‘Hummer’ for the majority of the domestic matches.
Dhoni and rest of the Jharkhand team boarded the AC 1st-Tier compartment from Hatia to Howarh on February 22 and according to reports, this is the first time in 13 years that Dhoni is travelling via train.
He also told reporters that he plans to talk to his teammates during this journey.
“I am travelling in a train after 13 years. It is a long route and I will enjoy it. I’ll talk to my team-mates and enjoy,” Dhoni was quoted as saying.
Soon after boarding the train, Dhoni posted a picture on Instagram, where he and his teammates are all posing for a selfie.
Though he might not be the captain for his IPL franchise or the Indian team anymore, he would be leading the Jharkhand cricket team for the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy tournament.
The Jharkhand team would also play their second match against Chattisgarh at the same ground on February 26 and will stay in West Bengal if their third match is in Kaylani.