Watch: Guess who paid a surprise visit to team India dressing room before New Zealand T20 in Ranchi


A video shared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) featured the treasured cricketer Thala Mahendra Singh Dhoni makes a surprise visit to the dressing room of the Indian cricket team ahead of the first T20 match of the three-match series against New Zealand.

Thala Dhoni met the players of the Indian cricket team. In a video posted on social media by the BCCI on Thursday, Dhoni was seen mingling with players like Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav.

It is important to note that the first T20 match between India and New Zealand will be played on Friday in Ranchi, which is also the hometown of MS Dhoni.

Check out the video here

The Indian team will play a three-match T20I series against New Zealand in Ranchi from Friday as a prelude to their blockbuster Test series against Australia.

Earlier, Hardik Pandya, who won the series 2-1 to Sri Lanka, will once again be the captain of the T20 team against New Zealand.

Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Kuldeep Yadav will get an extended run before they assemble for the Test series camp in Nagpur on February 2. Team captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami are being rested.

Prithvi Shaw from Mumbai, who returns to the squad after a string of stellar performances in domestic cricket, including a record-breaking 379 against Assam in the Ranji Trophy, is another welcome inclusion.

(with inputs from agencies)

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