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Kaif recalls how not serving Biryani to Dhoni stopped his comeback to the team

The cricket fraternity must be well aware of the appetite of the legendary, MS Dhoni. Mahi absolutely adores his Butter Chickens and Biryanis. Even though he has to follow a strict fitness and diet routine, the veteran wicket-keeper does not pass the opportunity to get a taste of his favourite dishes.

Mohammad Kaif, Dhoni’s former national teammate, recalled an interesting incident regarding Dhoni. Now, one thing to know here is that when Dhoni started playing with the Indian team, Kaif was already a star in the team. Unfortunately for Kaif, his career started going downhill while the Dhoni went into becoming the captain of the team across all formats.

Kaif reveals how he felt that there was a slight chance of him making a comeback after he scored a century in the 2006 Rajni Trophy. He invited the entire team to his house in Noida for a feast. He said that during that feast the senior players such as Ganguly and Tendulkar were in one room. On the other hand, players like Raina, Dhoni, and Pathan were in the other room. Therefore, the juniors ended up being sidelined by Kaif while he was trying to attend to the seniors.

“Juniors like MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan and others were sitting in one room and seniors like Sachin, Ganguly were sitting in another room, I spent most of my time sitting with seniors as I was nervous attending to big personalities like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and others. I probably didn’t look after Dhoni and other junior cricketers properly.” said Kaif.

Kaif went on to say that had MS Dhoni wanted then he could have a comeback to the team. However, he jokingly adds that maybe it was because he did not feed him Biryani properly because of which he didn’t make it.

“Dhoni has often told me, I came to your home and you did not ask me for food properly in a joking way. I always say brother please forgive me now.” he concluded.

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