4. Partnership between Dhoni and Srinivasan
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Previously there was a time when Dhoni was the skipper of CSK and also an employee of the India Cements. There was a conflict of interest because India Cements was the owner of CSK. The Managing Director of India Cements was N Srinivasan.
He was also the former chairman of ICC and also the President of BCCI. Srinivasan at one time vetoed his recommendation which helped Dhoni to remain captain. Dhoni has also talked highly of Srini as he said that Srinivasan always helped other cricketers.
However some BCCI officials believed that Dhoni used Srini to manoeuvre his way into BCCI powers. The relationship between Srinivasan and Dhoni has been analysed by journalist Rajdeep Sardesai. He published it in his book Democracy’s XI.
5. Dhoni’s many relations with film actresses
Dhoni is currently married to Sakshi Rawat since July 2010 and also has a daughter named Ziva. But before the wedding, Dhoni had a few relationships with film actresses. In 2007, rumors came out that Dhoni and Deepika Padukone are dating.
Deepika was once seen cheering for Dhoni in a T20I match against Australia. The tickets to the match was arranged by Dhoni himself. Later both of them denied the rumors of their affair. In another instance, Dhoni was heard to be dating Preeti Simoes.
She was the former creative director of Comedy Nights with Kapil. On the other hand, South Indian actress Raai Laxmi accepted that she was in a relationship with Dhoni in 2009. She said that the few months relationship was a scar in her life. Dhoni was also linked to another Bollywood actress named Asin.