“MS Dhoni is very fond of lawn bowls, has visited us twice in Ranchi,” reveals Commonwealth games lawn bowls medalist Lovely Choubey

Lovely Choubey also hails from Jharkhand and is posted in Jharkhand police apart from being the captain of India's lawn bowls squad

The captain of India’s lawn bowls squad, Lovely Choubey, who hails from Jharkhand, has revealed that the former captain of the Indian cricket team MS Dhoni likes lawn bowls a lot and he has visited her and her fellow players in their practice sessions a couple of times in Ranchi.

There is a Dewri Mata temple situated in Ranchi, which is a holy place Dhoni visits before every important tournament he has to play. A couple of players of India’s lawn bowls team practise at a place that is very near the temple.

Lovely Choubey, who, apart from being a lawn bowls player, also works for Jharkhand police, revealed in one of her recent interviews that MS Dhoni has got a lot of knowledge about lawn bowls and he personally knows the coach who trains the lawn bowls players in Ranchi.



Lawn bowls is a sport which is not very popular in India, but the Indian lawn bowls squad has got the limelight in the last couple of days, as they have made it to the semi-final round of the ongoing commonwealth games and have secured a medal for the country.

Commonwealth games are like Olympic games for us: Lovely Choubey

Lovely Choubey, who was in a conversation with Press Trust of India (PTI) after securing the Commonwealth games medal, insisted that the Commonwealth games are like Olympic games for India’s lawn bowls players because this sport is not a part of the Olympics and they never get the opportunity to feature at a global stage. Commonwealth games is the biggest stage where they can showcase their skills and they are ecstatic to have secured a medal.

Lovely is the oldest and the most experienced player of the Indian squad and has already represented India in two Commonwealth games before. The Indian squad includes three other members, one from Jharkhand itself, while the other two from Delhi and Assam respectively.



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