News|March 20, 2012 11:11 am

Dhoni gifts gloves to Akshay Kumar!

Akshay Kumar is over the moon after having received a special pair of gloves from Team India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, after India beat Pakistan in the Asia Cup match in Bangladesh on Saturday.

Says a source,

Akshay is a huge cricket fan, but few know that he’s also a big fan of Dhoni. He feels MSD is the best thing to have happened to Indian cricket in a long time. Akki has never met Dhoni, so when he had the chance to meet the Team India captain in Bangladesh while promoting his next release there, Akshay jumped at it. After he gave Virat Kohli the Man of the Match trophy, he congratulated Dhoni on the victory. He told him that it was a superb match for India, especially as it was a difficult target to chase. He also mentioned that he’s a big fan. Little did he know that Dhoni would be gifting him his gloves later that night.

Dhoni sent his victory gloves to Akshay’s hotel along with a ‘Thank You’ note.

When India was facing a crisis during the Australian series, Akshay was one of the few stars who actively came out in support of Dhoni on his social networking page. This was after the Indian captain received criticism over his bad performance. Akshay posted (sic):

Dhoni, don’t worry, true lovers of Indian cricket are behind you in every step of the way man. Everyone’s gotta hit Rock Bottom, it’s the only way one can storm it back to the Top… just think about the series, day by day, dear friend. Everything else comes later dude…

After Akshay got the gloves from Dhoni, he called him up and thanked him for the generous gift.