Riding the highs of the career, Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not an unknown name when it is about endorsing a brand and getting highly paid.
MS Dhoni, a name that resonates in every house in India is undoubtedly and the the undisputed King Of Endorsements from the Indian Cricket Team. He is one cricketer who has the highest brand in his kitty, not only among the Indian Cricketers but also among any athlete or any sports personality in India as of today.
He has signed multi million dollars deal over the last few years leaving behind the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Sachin Tendular and the current Indian Test team captain Virat Kohli. He is the face of a lot of brands and big brands die to sign him as their Brand Ambassador.
Recently there has been a pic that was published in one of the magazines cover that created a lot of controversy in India and because of which Dhoni has been issued a non-bailable warrant.
A court in Ananthapur on Friday issued a non-bailable warrant against cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni in connection with a case of hurting religious sentiments by posing as Lord Vishnu on the cover photo of a magazine. Dhoni, who leads the Indian cricket team in Australia for a limited-overs series, had appeared as Indian god on the cover page of ‘Business Today’ in one of its 2013 editions. Dhoni has been asked to be present in court on February 25 for the case.
In September last year, the Supreme Court had stayed criminal proceedings against Dhoni. It had also issued a notice to social activist Jayakumar Hiremath, who had filed the case against the cricketer.
The Karnataka High Court, however, refused to quash the case, prompting Dhoni to file an appeal in the apex court. ‘Court order erroneous’ Dhoni never received summons from a local court in Andhra Pradesh that he has been accused of ignoring, his lawyer Rajneesh Chopra said insisting that the Non Bailable Warrant issued against the Indian cricket captain was “erroneous”.
“Mahendra Singh Dhoni has utmost respect for the judiciary but the fact of the matter is that he has personally never received any summons with respect to the present case; therefore the order appears to be erroneous,” Dhoni’s lawyer Chopra said in a statement issued by Rhiti Sports, the company managing Dhoni.