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Mahendra Singh Dhoni is endorsing the Chinese brand Oppo and the fans have reacted to it. India is currently having some problems at the border with China and the Indian Government has banned 224 Chinese apps in these circumstances. At this moment, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chinese brand endorsement has not gone well with the fans.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has retired from International Cricket a few days back. However, the former captain of India will play in the Indian Premier League which is going to begin in the United Arab Emirates from 19th September. Chennai Super Kings will face Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the tournament. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not the kind of person who spends much time on Social Media. So, he might be unaware of the fact that controversy has already begun in the social media regarding this endorsement.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni has not played any sort of International Cricket in last one year. He has played his last match for India in the ODI World Cup semifinal against New Zealand. The star player has always been a good market for endorsement. Currently, Virat Kohli is topping the chart in terms of brand endorsement among the Indian cricketers. Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are two Indian cricketers who are in the top 10 list amongst the sportspersons in the whole World. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s brand endorsement will still continue for some years after his retirement because of his popularity among the youth generation.

VIVO was the title sponsor of Indian Premier League till the previous season. However, this season, Dream 11 has been brought in as the title sponsor after the increase of problems in the Chinese Border. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has sounded very much positive about the brand endorsement. According to him, Oppo is inspiring people to push their limits and follow their passion.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the idol of many aspiring cricketers and his journey is very much inspiring. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also a member of the Indian Army. So, his stance regarding the Chinese brand endorsement has stunned his followers. Some of them have even called him a traitor of the country which is very much unacceptable after his long service for team India.

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The Irony Of The Case

The Cricket fans have been waiting for the comeback of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the field and this season of Indian Premier League has given the fans an opportunity to see him again in the field. So, they are very much excited about the tournament. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has waited one year before announcing his retirement from international cricket.

The fans have expected that the star wicketkeeper-batsman will be seen to play for team India in the next T20 World Cup before announcing his comeback. However, the T20 World Cup has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has thought that it will be better to give opportunities to the youngsters. So, the star player has decided to announce his retirement ahead of this season of Indian Premier League.