MS Dhoni set for poultry farming, orders 2000 black ‘Kadaknath’ chickens

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is set 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.

Dhoni recently returned from Dubai after leading Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020 and immediately after coming to India, he decided to pursue his interest. Dhoni’s order will be delivered by December 15 from tribal farmer Vinod Menda.

IS Tomar, director of the Kadaknath Murga Research Center in Jhabua, told reporters that Dhoni had initially contacted him through his friends; but as he was not in a position to deliver, the former India captain was asked to contact the Thandla farmer.

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.

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