“CWG 2022: “MS Dhoni comes to see us when she visits Dewri Mata temple in Ranchi” – India’s first grass bowl medal

India’s women’s Lawn Bowls team has secured a medal for the first time at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Its four players, Lovely Choubey, Rupa Rani Tirkey, Pinki and Nayanmoni Saikia, made a big statement after recording a win in New Zealand. semifinal.

Lovely 38-year-old is a police officer in Jharkhand Police and also the captain of the team. He is from Rupa Ranchi and works in the sports department.

While these two are training in Ranchi, one of the popular names in the sports world visits them. He is MS Dhoni, a former Indian captain who put the city of Ranchi on the world map while captaining Men in Blue.

“Dhoni sir knows our coach in Ranchi and has come to see us on the greens twice over the years. We have a Dewri Mata temple nearby, he comes to see us when he gets there. We chatted about sports too. Whenever he comes to Australia, he goes to play Lawn Bowls. said,” Lovely told PTI.

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“This is as big as the Olympics for us” – Lovely Choubey

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Pinki picked up the sport by accident during the 2010 CWG in Delhi. He is a sports teacher DPS RK Puram in New Delhi. Another member, Noyanmoni, comes from a farming family in Assam and works in the forest department.

“This is as big as the Olympics for us as the grass bowls are not part of the Summer Games. Four years ago we lost the medal by one point but this time we made up for it by making history. I hope this effort gives us some recognition,” Lovely told PTI.

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