Ranchi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni might be going great guns on and off the field but that"s no valid reason that he should do well in academics, as Saint Xavier"s college in Ranchi has denied promotion to the cricket captain following his failure to appear in the Bachelor of Commerce part-1 examination.
Ranchi University, to which the college is affiliated, went out of the way relaxing attendance rules last year to enable Dhoni to resume his education after a nine year hiatus.
“He (Dhoni) does not fall into the regular system of education. He comes under the certified system or the assignment system. He can submit his assignments and clear his subjects accordingly," said Gautam Rudra, a Commerce professor.
But Dhoni has plenty of well-wishers among his classmates, only if their voice would be heard.
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“According to me Dhoni should atleast attend the classes, but in case he can"t attend the classes he should be promoted because he is playing for the country and he is making our country proud. So I guess and I think so that he should be promoted to the second year," said Rohan Pathak.