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“MS Dhoni Refused Crores Of Rupees Contract”: Bat Manufacturer

Written by Vipin Darwade

MS Dhoni has started to practice ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season. While fans were thankful to see Dhoni back to playing cricket, it was his bat sticker that made headlines. Dhoni’s gesture for his old friend, by using the name of the latter’s shop on his bat’s sticker earned him plenty of plaudits. But, it wasn’t the first time Dhoni helped someone with such a gesture.

Another story that has surfaced on social media involves bat manufacturer BAS whose bat the Ranchi-born cricketer used during the early days of his career.

In a video shared on social media, the owner of BAS, Mr. Somi Kohli, revealed how Dhoni let go of a contract worth crores and used the bat manufacturer’s sticker instead, as a payback for the help he got during his early days as a cricketer.

“Dhoni did not mention any money. He just said ‘put your stickers on my bats and send them across’. I tried to convince him, ‘You’re letting go of such a lucrative contract’. He refused crores of rupees worth of contract. I requested his wife Sakshi, his father, mother. Even told his CA and Paramjit from Ranchi. They all went to his home before the World Cup. But he said ‘No… it is my decision’,” Mr. Kohli said in a video.

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