File photo of MS Dhoni. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
The JSCA had asked Dhoni to inaugurate the stand before the third ODI between India and Australia, that begins on Friday.
A lot has been said about MS Dhoni's humility and modesty. Another sheer example of his simplicity was visible when the former Indian captain politely declined to inaugurate the pavilion named after him at the JSCA Stadium.
As per reports, when Dhoni was approached to invite him to inaugurate the stand, the 37-year-old cricketer had said “Dada mein toh isika hissa hu. Ghar ka ladka apne hi ghar mein kya inaugurate karega? (I am a part of this ground. How can a person inaugurate something in his own home?)”
According to Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) secretary, Debashis Chakraborty, the JSCA had asked Dhoni to inaugurate the stand before the third ODI between India and Australia, that begins on Friday.
The MS Dhoni Pavilion at JSCA 💙 pic.twitter.com/SkAj4udGZ2— ˗ˏˋBestOfDhoniˎˊ (@BestOfDhoni) February 11, 2019
However, Dhoni had said that inaugurating the stand would make him feel that he is not a part of this ground. The veteran cricketer also thanked the JSCA for the recognition given to him.
The third ODI between India and Australia will be held on Friday. India are currently leading the five-match series by a margin of 2-0 after beating the visitors in Hyderabad and Nagpur.