Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not be allowed to campaign in the forthcoming elections for his elder brother, Narendra Dhoni, as he is a Brand Ambassador for the election commission.
by BIPIN DANI
“Yes, I am planning to contest the election this year,” Narendra Dhoni confirmed to World Cricket Badger on Saturday evening. “There are certain protocols to be observed and I doubt whether he (MSD) would be able to campaign for me, his brother, in the election.”
“Anybody in India can campaign for anybody as far as he is not a government employee,” said VS Sampath, the Chief Election Commissioner of India. “Yes, he is a Brass Ambassador but that sort of situation has not arised in the past.
“We shall rule if he happens to campaign for his brother in the elections.”
Mahendra Dhoni is yet to arrived back in his hometown of Ranchi after returning from New Zealand. He suffered a strain on his left side during the Second Test against the Black Caps in Wellington and will now undergo rehabilitation for ten days.
“It may take some more time for his recovery,” Sanjay Pande, his close friend said from Ranchi. “Only doctors can say on this but surgery at this stage is not being under consideration.”
He has toured UAE, Sri Lanka, Morocco and Malaysia, to name a few, and contributes to a large number of newspapers in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
His twitter bio reads: Eat cricket stories, drink cricket stories, sleep cricket stories.