MS Dhoni. (Source: Twitter)

Former India captain MS Dhoni who retired from international cricket keeps a keen interest in a number of things as well

Dhoni owns The Walther rifle imported by Dhoni. This is the same model with which Abhinav Bindra, won a historic individual gold medal at the Olympics.

Dhoni is now also a life member of National Rifle Association of India (NRAI). The model that he owns is LG300XT Walther Carbontec. “I once got a mail late at night around 2 AM. As a requirement to import rifles when I asked for the full name and address, he replied within a few minutes with his full name along with his Ranchi address, that’s when I realised it was him,” former India shooter Shimon Sharif, who runs the portal indianshooting.com, told PTI.

“After he imported his Walther rifle he was in touch with me and exchanged several mails and even text messages. I had offered to help him to take up the sport but he was too busy then with all his cricketing commitments,” Sharif said.

“He has a lot of interest in the shooting also. I think he hit the target all the time,” Manavaditya who is the son of Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore had said.

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