The actor was seen seated next to Sakshi Dhoni right through the match in Chennai. As the cameras focused on him, Vindoo too did his bit -- flashing his pearlies.
For most, it certainly made for an odd sight. Not much is known of Vindoo’s proximity to MS Dhoni. It came as a surprise to see the actor cheering and chatting so comfortably with Indian cricket’s first lady.
Says Vindoo, “I must have received thousands of calls that night. I really didn’t think that sitting next to Sakshi would get me so much attention. I don’t know why the camera was focussing on me so much!”
The actor was at the match at the invitation of Chennai Super Kings owner Gurunath Meyyappan. “I know him well. When I reached the box, Sakshi told me to come and sit next to her. I had met Dhoni and her last year during the IPL finale,” explains Vindoo.
He considers Sakshi as his bhabhi. “Dhoni is an extremely humble guy and Sakshi is a really sweet person. She remembered that we had met during the IPL last year. We were cheering for Chennai even thought it was just not their day. They lost the match to Mumbai Indians thanks to Kieron Pollard. I think he was made to hit not sixes but 12s.”
Post the match, Vindoo met Dhoni and the other team members and then left for Tirupati. “That was the main reason why I was in Chennai as I was keen to visit the Balaji temple.”