MS Dhoni is complete Poker novice, loses to 80 year old

PokerStars India has announced the appointment of Mahendra Singh Dhoni as brand ambassador with three films featuring the former Indian cricket captain.Each of the films show Dhoni playing poker with people from different walks of life. Much to his anguish he loses against each of them showing how the game could be a great leveller.


I am excited to be associated with the PokerStars family. The thrill, the excitement, the pressure, and the competitiveness of it – these are just some parallels I can draw between poker and cricket. In the last few years there has been a change in the mindset of people when they think of online Poker. Online Poker like any game of skill requires one to be strategic and play responsibly. Slowly but surely it is being recognized as a sport that is fun and quick to learn but rich in its complexity. With this collaboration we hope to take online Poker to a larger audience.” said MS Dhoni when unveiled as PokerStars India’s new Brand Ambassador.

 Ankur Deswani, CEO, Sachiko Gaming, said, “It’s already well established that MS Dhoni, who has led India to many international victories, is one of the all-time cricketing greats. What is less known is that his Zen-like poise, combined with his ability to make fearless decisions, make him a perfect poker player and a truly valuable member of team PokerStars India. With MS Dhoni at its heart, the campaign showcases how poker is a game for absolutely anyone, a truly universal sport. We cannot wait to see the response of our audience and players across the country.”