01 November, 2020

Mahi Dhoni

I received this strange call. “We have been deputed by the PMO to discuss something very confidential...

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Mahi Dhoni
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The other day (during the rest phase between the first two ODIs), I received this strange call. “We have been deputed by the PMO to discuss something very confidential. Can you meet us tomorrow morning at 10 at the Leisure Inn Hotel. It’s near Hyde Park. Ask for Jaishree Bhaicut. Also, wear a wig and a false beard so that no one recognises you,” a voice said. I confirmed I would be there. Later I asked Munaf (Patel) to organise the stuff for my disguise. He must have thought I had either gone kinky or was trying to avoid the pesky Indian media.

Anyway, when I reached the Leisure Inn, I was welcomed by a portly gentleman (Mr Bhaicut) who introduced me to a mean-looking fellow—Dravid Floyd. Well, the first thought that struck me was that their names had a false ring to them. (Later, it was revealed by a friend in the PMO that they had changed their names and travelled on false passports). Bhaicut explained the purpose of their London visit. “Mr Dhoni, we work for the Defence Research & Development...

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