What are the cricketers not in IPL 9 final doing? Find out...

May 29, 2016, 19:45 IST | mid-day online correspondent

The final of the Indian Premier League 9 is being currently played out between Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore and David Warner's Sunrisers Hyderabad. The fight for the IPL 9 trophy is between two teams and that leaves all the other cricketers 'free'.

Let's see what some of the other Indian cricket stars are doing in their free time ahead of the re-start of the international season.

Rising Pune Supergiants skipper MS Dhoni was spotted at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association's stadium in Ranchi on Friday night. MSD, who is India's limited overs captain, is going to lead a new-look young side for the Zimbabwe tour starting from June 11. It is likely he was at the stadium to train ahead of the limited overs tour that will see India play Zimbabwe in 3 ODIs followed by 3 T20Is till June 22.

MS DhoniRising Pune Supergiants skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni poses for fans at Jharkhand State Cricket Association's stadium in Ranchi on Friday night. Pic/PTI

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma, meanwhile, took time out to visit an orphanage. He tweeted about his visit and said that he was bowled over and inspired by the spirit and grit displayed by the youngsters at the orphanage.

RPS opener Ajinkya Rahane, meanwhile, met a fan who had tattooed the cricketer's face onto his arm. The Mumbai-lad was overwhelmed by the gesture and tweeted, "feeling so loved."

Southpaw Suresh Raina led the Gujarat Lions team to the the top of the standings in their debut season, but first AB de Villiers and then David Warner ensured they couldn't reach the IPL final. After missing out on the IPL final, Raina is keeping himself busy.

The UNICEF Advocate and honorary member of 'TeamSwachh' inducted British journalist and author Rose George into the campaign.

Team Swachh is a nationwide initiative by UNICEF India & WASH United, supported by the ICC & BCCI to encourage toilet use & make India hygienic.

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