Ranchi, Jan 12: Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's sister-in-law bought tickets for the third ODI between India and England, to be played here on January 19, after standing in the queue for three hours.
Mamata Singh Dhoni, wife of Dhoni's elder brother Narendra Singh Dhoni, was spotted on Thursday in the queue, marked for ladies, with her daughter.
The crowd recognised them when the little daughter was repeatedly asking her mother whether "chachu (uncle)" would play or not.
When scribes asked why she had to purchase tickets from the counter, she said she had tried over phone to contact officials of the Jharkhand State Cricket Association, but could not reach them.
She reportedly bought two tickets for Rs 1,500 each.
It has also now come out that how the authorities who had promised Dhoni's brother a ticket were now not taking his calls. Since he wanted to see his brother play in Ranchi badly, he has come and bought the match ticket.
Meanwhile, a JSCA release said tickets worth Rs 1200, 1500 and 2000 were sold out on Friday after the counter opened on Thursday for sale.
However, tickets for Rs 10,000, 12,000 and 15,000 are available, the release added.