Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has decided not to do endorsements as of now amid the global pandemic COVID-19 and he is currently busy with organic farming in his farm. Moreover, he is preparing to launch his own brand of environment-friendly fertilisers soon as well.
Notably, MS Dhoni has been out of the action ever since Team India lost to New Zealand in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England which also led the discussion to his retirement as well but that didn’t stay long as he started practicing for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League which stands postponed for the time being. However, Dhoni’s manager and childhood friend Mihir Diwakar revealed what Dhoni is doing nowadays while speaking to PTI.
“Patriotism is in his blood, be it serving for the country (in defense) or (farming) the land, he’s very passionate about it. He has about 40-50 acres of farmland and he is busy growing organic crops like papaya, banana there,” Diwakar said. “He has stopped brand endorsements and has said that till life comes to normal, he won’t do any commercial activity.”
Meanwhile, Dhoni was seen driving a tractor in the field recently. Diwakar said that they will soon launch their organic fertilizer which will come under their company’s name Neo Global. He even said that the fertiliser is being tested at Dhoni’s farm as well. Meanwhile, the former captain also spoke about the impact of pesticides to promote organic farming.
“We have a team of experts and scientists and they have developed the fertiliser and it should be launched within two-three months,” Diwakar further added. “I spoke to him past midnight. It was a normal business talk. As usual, Dhoni would be at home with his family, with a quiet birthday celebration.” Asked whether retirement has crossed Dhoni’s mind, Diwakar said: “Being friends, we don’t talk about his cricket. But looking at him, he’s not all thinking about retirement.”