Rise in security standards at MS Dhoni’s residence at Ranchi after loss to Pakistan

In the year of 2014, the Jharkhand government brought down the security cover at Dhoni’s house from Z to Y category.

Security beefed up at MS Dhoni's residence after India's 180-run defeat to Pakistan
Security beefed up at MS Dhoni’s residence after India’s 180-run defeat to Pakistan. (Photo Source: Indian Express)

India fell on the losing side against Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy final yesterday breaking a million hearts. While the Indian fans had huge expectations from skipper Virat Kohli and his men, the team failed to live up to them.

Following the loss, security standards have been raised at Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s residence at Ranchi. The former captain was disappointing with the bat as he could manage only 4 runs off 16 deliveries before losing his wicket to Hasan Ali. MS dhoni’s house is guarded by local police throughout the year but the force is strengthened during big tournaments and high-voltage matches.


The step is believed to be taken because of the impulsive behaviour of the fans after the shameful loss. In the year of 2014, the Jharkhand government brought down the security cover at Dhoni’s house from Z to Y category.

About the final:

India recorded a dismal performance with both bat and ball in yesterday’s clash ensuring an emphatic victory for arch-rivals Pakistan. Pakistani openers Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali paved the way for a huge score with the former slamming a magnificent ton. Experienced batsman Mohammad Hafeez took the responsibility in the later stages and took their team to a total of 338 runs with some explosive hitting. He was well supported by the left-handed Imad Wasim.

Coming to bat, the Indian top order was manhandled by a rampant Mohammad Amir who removed Rohit Sharma for a duck in his very first over. Skipper Virat Kohli, the man who India turns on to in big chases, also fell victim to Amir shortly after scoring just 5 runs. Yuvraj Singh and Shikhar Dhawan got starts but failed to make a mark too.

The only ray of hope in the Indian batting came from young all-rounder Hardik Pandya who played a power hitting cameo of 76 runs off just 43 balls. With Hardik Pandya losing his wicket in a mix up with Ravindra Jadeja it was curtains to India’s dreams of retaining the Champions Trophy crown. The men in blue got bundled out for an awful 158 runs.