Andhra Pradesh court issues arrest warrant for Dhoni

This was the picture that stirred up a lot of controversy

This was the picture that stirred up a lot of controversy

Image courtesy of: India Times

A court in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has issued an arrest warrant for India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni after he failed to appear in court despite being summoned three times.

Dhoni was accused of perverting Hinduism by Yerraguntla Shyam Sunder, who is a member of India’s right-wing Vishva Hindu Parishad party. Sunder filed the petition against Dhoni in March.

The whole incident started in April 2013 when Dhoni appeared on the cover of India’s Business Today as the Hindu God, Vishnu.

“The court’s move was necessitated as Dhoni did not accept the summons sent previously,” Gopal Rao, who is an advocate of Sunder’s petition, said. “These warrants are only to make him accept and appear before the court.”

Dhoni is currently preparing for the upcoming five-Test series against England with the rest of the Indian national team.

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