No honey without Dhoni: Only 1500 tickets sold in Ranchi for India vs South Africa Test match
Looking into the number of tickets sold, DNA asked Sanjay Sahay, secretary of Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) if it is because MS Dhoni is not appearing in the Test.
The secretary said that Dhoni's appearance would have also not made much effect and the count wouldn’t have exceeded 20,000. However, last March, when Ranchi hosted ODI against Australia the stadium was full. Dhoni belongs to Ranchi and he has many fans there.
Sahay also told 5000 tickets are distributed among para-military forces, the army, local police and National Cadet Corps.