MS Dhoni, who is currently serving the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army in Jammu and Kashmir, has a surprise waiting for him when he returns home. MS Dhoni’s wife, Sakshi Singh Dhoni took to Instagram to post a picture of her husband’s newest “toy”, which she said was awaiting its citizenship. Dhoni’s newest toy happens to be a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk – a midsize SUV which boasts a Supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 engine. According to Sakshi Dhoni, it is the first of its kind in India.
“Welcome home #redbeast ! Your toy is finally here @mahi7781 really missing you ! Awaiting its citizenship as its the first n only car in India!,” wrote Sakshi Singh Dhoni in her Instagram post.
The car is reportedly priced between Rs 80-90 lakh in India. At its heart, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is powered by a 6.2-litre V8 engine that churns out 463bhp and 624 Nm of torque through an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT comes with a list of features that are claimed to be top of the class, such as heated seats which are dressed in Nappa leather and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof.
Inside the cabin, the car gets an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The SUV sustains the long reputation of Jeep’s overall performance and comes with Selec-Terrain traction control system, QUADRA-TRAC II grip control, an electronic limited-slip differential, and a hill ascent/descent control.
MS Dhoni’s love for cars and motorbikes is well documented. According to IANS, the former India captain is the owner of several high-end vehicles including Ferrari 599 GTO, Hummer H2, the GMC Sierra when it comes to four-wheelers. In two wheelers, Dhoni has some great additions like Kawasaki Ninja H2, Confederate Hellcat, BSA, Suzuki Hayabusha and a Norton Vintage beside several other bikes.
Meanwhile, the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman has taken a two-month break from international cricket, after India were edged out of the World Cup following a loss to New Zealand in the semi-final, to serve his regiment in the Kashmir valley. Dhoni was therefore not included in the squad for the ongoing West Indies tour. The Indian team won the three-match T20I series 3-0 while the first ODI had to be abandoned after just 13 overs due to inclement weather.