The Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies forced India cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to skip his graduation exams for the second consecutive year.
Dhoni, who is enrolled with St. Xaviers College here to study Office Management and Secretarial Practices (OMSP), thus failed in his exam for the second time. Last year also he did not appear in the exams as dates of the T20 World Cup in England clashed with it. "Yes it is true, that Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni did not take exams," the examination controller, Prof. Ajit Kumar Sinha, said.
India were ousted from the World Cup after losing all the Super Eights matches. Prof. Sinha said that the examination of the fourth semester began on May 10 and will conclude on May 29 whereas the World Cup began on April 30 and concluded on May 16. The entire programme is of six semesters, spread over three years but Dhoni had hardly attended any class because of a busy cricket schedule.
Dhoni missed the first semester exams and has not been able to clear his Part I exams either, said Prof. Sinha.
Dhoni has the option to clear all his papers in six semesters within a period of five years but till date he has not appeared for even a single paper. After completing his schooling from DAV School nearly a decade ago, Dhoni had sought admission to the college in 2008 for his graduation under sports quota and was exempted from attending classes because of his cricketing commitments.
Vice Chancellor of the Ranchi University Prof. A.A. Khan said St Xaviers College is an autonomous College of the University and conduct exams on its own.(PTI)