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Dhoni hones shooting skills at home

November 30, 2008 18:02 IST

With the last two matches of the India-England ODI series cancelled following the Mumbai terror attacks, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is now busy honing his shooting skills at home.

Flush with India's 5-0 drubbing of England in the limited overs series, the relaxed Dhoni took turns with relatives and friends to hit the target with his air gun.

"Usually we see Dhoni relaxing with target shooting or playing with his dogs whenever the cricketer is at home," said a neighbour on whose terrace cameramen were taking shots of the Ranchi boy's latest passion.

Sporting a dark T-shirt and shorts, Dhoni wound up his exercise as soon as he spotted the cameras on the roof tops of his neighbours.

The Ranchi administration had recently asked Dhoni to furnish a character certificate after he sought license of a prohibited .9mm pistol. They later relaxed norms and referred the matter to the state home ministry.

The India skipper, who reached home on Friday, called on Jharkhand's cricketers in their hotel last evening to cheer them up after they got a mauling from Himachal Pradesh batsmen, who had put on 387 for one on the first day of the Ranji Trophy encounter.

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