Abu Dubai: The legendary Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday said two-time World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s popularity in India has exceeded the level of  even the great Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli

Speaking about Dhoni before the IPL opener, Gavaskar said, “Since MSD comes from Ranchi, which doesn’t have a cricket culture as such, the whole India loves him.Tendulkar has Mumbai and Kolkata, Kohli has Delhi and Bengaluru but when you talk of Dhoni it’s the whole India.”At the toss, Gavaskar  said he had worked on his fitness during the lockdown .