Anyone who watched Bollywood biopic of former India captain MS Dhoni would know that the he had met his wife through a chance encounter at a hotel where Sakshi Singh Rawat was working as an intern.
In the biopic MS Dhoni, The Untold Story, Sushant Singh Rajput had played the charismatic former India captain’s character while Sakshi’s role was played by Kiara Advani.
However, Sakshi has now revealed that she was together with her husband Dhoni, also known as Mahi, because of a former India cricketer Robin Uthappa. Sakshi made the revelation while posting photos from her recent birthday celebrations. The famous cricketer’s wife recently turned 30 and several former India colleagues of Dhoni had joined the family in the celebration.
Taking to Instagram, Sakshi thanked Robin, a former India opener, for bringing her and Dhoni together. She wrote, “Thanks to this man here Mahi n i r together ❤️!!! It was great meeting u Robbie and Sheethal … Thank u guys for coming and lot’s of cuddles to the lil one ! And Sheethal you looking HoT as ever!”
Both Dhoni and Sakshi had tied the knot in a private ceremony in 2010 unlike the pomp and show exhibited in Virat Kohli’s wedding recently. Among those, who attended Sakshi’s 30th birthday bash was also Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
Sakshi also posted a boomerang video of her bash including one where she’s seen thanking singer Rahul Vaidya, who had reportedly entertained the audience with his singing on the night of the party.
Dhoni has fallen out of favour in the Indian national team and has not accompanied the players to Australia, where they will play three T20 International matches.
Another highlight of Sakshi’s birthday party was how she and her female friends gave an impromptu rendition of Allama Iqbal’s beautiful composition Lab Pe Aati Hai Dua Banke Tamanna Meri. This poem is often used in assembly prayers in many schools in India and Pakistan.