IPL 2021 – CSK captain MS Dhoni now a full-time farmer: Former Indian captain MS Dhoni is once again ready to lead Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). But nowadays he is busy with something else. Dhoni after retirement is completely occupied with building his organic farming venture. Dhoni is planning an integrated farming system in his farm in Ranchi and according to reports spends 6-7 hours at his farm.
CSK talisman Dhoni has reportedly taken up farming as his full-time job after announcing his retirement from international cricket on August 15, 2020. His farmhouse is located at Ring Road in Sembo village and it is spread over 43 acres, in which strawberries, cabbage, tomatoes, broccoli, papaya, peas, hock are extensively cultivated in about 10 acres of land.
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Besides horticulture, MS Dhoni has also started work on animal husbandry in his farm. It’s reported that seventy-five cows of breeds like Sahiwal are being reared in the farmhouse. Also, CSK skipper plans are afoot to start poultry and fish farming too.
MS Dhoni also doing poultry farming, orders 2000 black ‘Kadaknath’ chickens
Dhoni, who lead CSK to three IPL titles, is also in process to farm famous black ‘Kadaknath’ chickens at his organic poultry unit as the former Indian cricket team’s captain has ordered for 2,000 chicks. The Kadaknath breed, originally from Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh, will reach his Ranchi farm soon.
The Kadaknath chicken meat has GI tag and is recognised for its delicious taste with black blood and black flesh. It is free of fat and cholesterol.
MS Dhoni’s farm vegetables set to be sold in Dubai
Besides catering to local demands, MS Dhoni will also export products from his farm to countries such as the United Arab Emirates.
Notably, the Agriculture Department of Jharkhand has taken the responsibility of sending the organic vegetables of Dhoni’s farmhouse abroad and the agency for the same has also been selected with negotiations in its final stages.
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Interestingly, All Season Farm Fesh agency, which is the same agency through which the Department of Agriculture has already sent several consignments of vegetables to the Gulf countries, has been selected to sell Dhoni’s vegetables in Dubai.
Dhoni’s farmhouse vegetables are already being sold in Ranchi through kiosks
Organic vegetables grown in Dhoni’s farm are already being sold in the market and customers are also liking it. Dhoni is looking like a businessman to rely on penetrating prices for market sharing. Penetrating price means initially selling any product cheaper than the market price. Despite being organic, cabbage and other vegetables of their farm are cheaper than the vegetables of the market.
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The Daily Market is the wholesale vegetable market of the Jharkhand capital Ranchi. A little ahead of the fruit market here, Dhoni’s kiosk is present in which the vegetables grown in his farm are being sold.
Cabbage has been sold for only Rs 10 per kg while tomato is being sold for only Rs 30 per kg. It will get cheaper by taking wholesale quantity. So the response of Dhoni’s goods in the market is good.
MS Dhoni to once again lead CSK in IPL 2021
Despite his poor form in IPL 2020, Dhoni will continue to captain CSK in IPL 2021. Chennai Super Kings have earlier announced their retained and released players ahead of the 2021 season.
Here’s the list
Retained: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Narayan Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Josh Hazlewood, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir.
Released: Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Monu Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson.
Traded: Robin Uthappa from Rajasthan Royals in all-cash deal.