Dhoni not there, but the smell of biryani still strong

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - SPORT - HT Cor­re­spon­dent ■ sports­desk@hin­dus­tan­times.com

MS Dhoni made head­lines a cou­ple of months ago when he de­cided to move out of a ho­tel with his team, CSK, dur­ing the CLT20. The In­dia cap­tain was ap­par­ently de­nied home-cooked biryani from Am­bati Rayudu’s home by the Grand Kakatiya and de­cided to move to another ho­tel.

Hy­der­abad is once again host­ing a match. Though Dhoni opted out of this se­ries, his pres­ence could still be felt here. The board’s decision to opt for the Taj Kr­ishna at least sug­gests so.

Why not the Kakatiya? “I am as­sum­ing it is be­cause of the biryani episode,” said a lo­cal of­fi­cial.

It’s no­table to add that teams in the past stayed at Grand Kakatiya dur­ing in­ter­na­tional fix­tures.

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