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Anyone who believes MS Dhoni is just a Cricketer cannot never be more wrong. He is much more than just the skipper of the Indian Cricket team and a businessman in every sense. The 33-year-old is co-owner of a Hockey team called Ranchi Rays that made its debut appearance in the Hockey India League (HIL) 2015. The third edition of the tournament that is aired on Star Sports had launched a video with clear intentions of sending a message that the team coached by Harendra Singh will take stun the onlookers with their exceptional gameplay.

Dhoni highlights that 11 boys from his native have departed wielding their hockey sticks and asks everyone to maintain distance should we see them playing. We have seen many one-minute advertisements from Star Sports but this one is simply outrageous. It looks like an amateur from college was asked to script, shoot and edit this advert. Appreciating the fact that the script is written in Hindi with a little blend of English, it clearly lacks the puunch that videos in the past pertaining to other sport have managed to deliver. Adding to that, the Ranchi Rays suffered a 6-3 loss in their opening match against Kalinga Lancers. That does not aid Dhoni’s attempts to hike up his team’s fear factor as he concludes by saying “Raghon mein Ranchi, lahu mein Hockey” which translates to ‘Ranchi in Veins and Hockey in their blood’.

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Whether you are an avid Hockey fan or not, take a look at the video below and judge for yourself…