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Visit 'Dhoni' temple in Ranchi!

Ranchi, Dec 21: For an ordinary man Indian Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an ordinary man, but for his legions of fans, the Team India skipper is equal to God and to pay tribute to their hero, his admirers are planning to build a temple in Ranchi.

Dhoni's Fans' Club President, Jitendra Kumar Singh said, "We the Dhoni Fans' Club are raising funds among ourselves to build a temple in our idol's name. There are also many well-wishers supporting us. We thought if Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan can have their wax statues in London, why not build a temple and install a five-foot statue in the temple of our very own boy?" he added.

But the question remaining is will Dhoni agree to inaugurate a temple having his statue on the alter. "We will try to convince him. Let us see what transpires," Singh said. The temple, under construction on the outskirts of Ranchi on a 1650 sqft area, is expected to be completed in 2009.

The Dhoni fans' club have also collected two hundred photographs of their idol giving glimpses of his days of childhood, youth, induction into the Indian team, the image of his flowing mane and the latest pictures to be put up in a gallery.

"Dhoni has put Ranchi and Jharkhand in the map of cricket world, and constructing a temple will be a fitting tribute to the boy," Singh concluded.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

Story first published: Sunday, December 21, 2008, 15:14 [IST]
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