RANCHI. Preeti Singh, a 28-year-old girl from Jharkhand, has claimed that she rejected the alliance of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in 2008 because he was “not educated enough.”
“Come on yaar,” said Preeti, “I was the prettiest girl in my village. So many guys were after me. My chaachi brought me Dhoni’s matrimony profile saying he’s of my community and our horoscopes matched. But he didn’t have an MS or MBA from a prestigious institute. Who knows what kind of career he will have?”
She added with a lot of pride that the man she married, Dilip Singh Rawat of Bokaro, has an engineering degree from NIT Rourkela and an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur, and is working at an MNC in Delhi.
“Dilip has got two promotions. How many has Dhoni got? As far as I know, he hasn’t been promoted since he was made captain of the Indian cricket team in 2007,” argued Preeti ferociously.
When pointed out that there was no position in the Indian cricket team higher than captain, Preeti retorted gleefully, “See, he has hit a glass ceiling. My husband on the other hand started as a Consultant, got promoted to Senior Consultant, and got promoted again to Consulting Lead. What Dhoni has achieved?”
We first corrected her that the right sentence structure is, “What has Dhoni achieved?”. Then we proceeded to remind her that Dhoni has won the World Cup, the World Twenty20, the Champions Trophy, the IPL, and the T20 Champions League.
But unflinching in her conviction, she said her husband did not lose two away Test series 0-8 in England and Australia, and did not give so many chances to Ishant Sharma and Murali Vijay. We admitted she was right, though we quietly wondered how someone could possibly lose a Test series against England and Australia when the last team they captained was Bokaro Public School.
“Best of all,” said Preeti, “My husband has a great sense of humor. He says he uses jargons in his consulting job because he’s from Jharkhand”. She then proceeded to laugh uncontrollably as we looked for the nearest window to jump out of.