Indian captain MS Dhoni to grow his hair again

Those who missed Mahendra Singh Dhoni in his rock star look will get to see the Indian skipper once again with long locks as Dhoni is growing his hair again. According to a report in The Times Of India, MS Dhoni, who was in Kolkata for a promotional event, chose not to speak on cricket and mostly talked about his passion for bikes and his hair.  “I'm growing my hair again. People said that I shaved my hair because of some ‘mannat’. But last year actually I wanted a lean look with the summer approaching so I decided to go bald,” Dhoni said.

Dhoni, whose fascination for sportbikes is well known, revealed that 1983 Jackie Shroff-starer Hero had inspired him. “There used to be the old Rajdoot motorcycles in ‘Hero’ ... I really liked the model. I still have about eight of them,” he said.

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SA in command in Third Test: Alviro Petersen and JP Duminy batted South Africa into a commanding position with an unbroken 140-run partnership at the close of second day's play in third and final Test against New Zealand here. The visitors steadily accumulated runs on a truncated day.
Brief Scores: SA A 246-2 (Petersen 96*, Duminy 76*)

Pollard leads WI to win:
Kieron Pollard scored a century as West Indies defeated Australia by 42 runs in the fourth ODI to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Pollard hit eight sixes and five fours in his 70-ball 102 as the hosts made 294 for seven. In reply, Australia were dismissed for 252 in the 47th over.

Brief Scores: WI 294-7 (Pollard 102; Watson 2-55) bt Aus 252 all out (Lee 59, D Hussey 57; Russell 2-34)

Meanwhile pacer Umesh Yadav is confident of good show in fifth edition of IPL. Terming his cricketing journey as a dream run so far, Umesh said that he has just started his international career and have a long away to go. “When I started playing the game it was more for fun and enjoyment. I never thought one day I would be sharing the dressing room with some greats of the game. I never knew what Ranji Trophy was all about. The only thing I knew was to run in and bowl fast. Cricket always fascinated me and used to watch the stars on TV. But I didn’t know what needed to be done to get into the Indian side. I am lucky to get the guidance,” said Umesh in an interview to TOI, adding that this year his team Delhi Daredevils will be a different side. “We have a well-balanced unit and with quality players like Kevin Pietersen and Mahela Jayawardene joining in, we will certainly be a force to reckon with.”