Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batsman Robin Minz is often compared with West Indian explosive batter Chris Gayle for his six hitting abilities. Minz hit the jackpot at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 auction earlier this week as he was bought by Gujarat Titans (GT) for Rs 3.6 crore.

The 21-year-old, who had a base price of Rs 20 lakh, garnered significant attention from various franchises, leading to a bidding war that ultimately saw him joining GT.

Following the development, Robin’s father Francis Xavier Minz, who works as a security guard at Ranchi airport, has narrated a story involving Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni.

Francis revealed during a recent interview that Dhoni had promised him if other franchises don’t show interest in buying Robin, CSK will go for the promising wicketkeeper-batter.

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“I had met Dhoni at the airport recently. He told me Francisji koi nahi lega toh hum le lenge (If no one picks him, we will),” said Francis.

“A CISF jawan came to me, hugged me saying, ‘Arrey Francis sir, aap toh crorepati ban gaye’ (You have become a millionaire),” he added.