A relaxed Dhoni plays golf

While all the action on the cricket field was taking place in Mohali as Australia defeated in a group encounter, nearly 12 km away ‘captain cool’ was playing a different sport at the Chandigarh golf club.

Dhoni, who led his team to a nail-biting one-run win over Bangladesh, elegantly swung the club.   -  AP

Looking relaxed ahead of its World Twenty20 encounter against Australia on Sunday, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday took some time out to play golf along with Rohit Sharma and team director Ravi Shastri.

While all the action on the cricket field was taking place in Mohali as Australia defeated in a group encounter, nearly 12 km away ‘captain cool’ was playing a different sport at the Chandigarh golf club.

Dhoni, wearing a stubble, was smartly dressed in his golf attire and a pair of blue aviators.

Dhoni, who led his team to a nail-biting one-run win over Bangladesh, elegantly swung the club.

Sharma and Shastri wore a pair of shorts and a t-shirt.

The Indian skipper looked relaxed and confident ahead of Sunday’s match.

The Indian team, which arrived here yesterday, will be having a three-hour practice session at the IS Bindra PCA stadium tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Harbhajan Singh completed 18 years of playing international cricket today. Harbhajan had made his Test debut against Australia in Bengaluru on this day in 1998.

He has 417 wickets from 103 matches Tests, and has played 236 ODIs and 28 T20 internationals. On the occasion, Harbhajan was wished by his teammates and he responded by thanking all.