Ranchi: Unidentified people threw stones at Mahendra Singh Dhoni's house in the Harmu Housing Colony on Wednesday night breaking a window on the rear portion of the Indian skipper's residence. The incident happened when the family was at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium watching the fourth ODI between India and Australia.
Dhoni's family has not lodged a formal complaint to the police and is waiting for CCTV proof to identify the culprit. Dhoni's under-construction house was also attacked in 2007 when India performed poorly in a tournament. Angry fans then demolished an under-construction wall of the house.
"It is the fifth time that the house was attacked and unless we verify the CCTV footages we are not going to accuse anyone blindly," said Gautam Gupta, the brother-in-law of Dhoni.
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"We had come to watch Dhoni and Virat Kholi bat but India could not bat due to rain. We are disappointed," said Ronit.
Echoing his view, Amrit Raj said: "We spent money to watch our country's sensations Dhoni, Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan. We lost, both, money and an interesting match due to rain. We do not know when another match will again take place in Ranchi."
Dhoni has spent a lot of time at home in recent weeks taking part in several events, including charity shows. Dhoni is a popular figure in Ranchi and is respected by all political parties.
The fourth ODI was crucial for India as they are trailing the series 1-2.
(With inputs from IANS)
Story first published on: Thursday, 24 October 2013 09:58 IST