The water is apparently being used to replenish and maintain Dhoni's personal swimming pool, even as his immediate locality - and most of the country - is reeling under severe drought. 

Dhoni’s neighbours have reportedly lodged a complaint with Jharkhand's revenue minister Amar Bauri.


Dhoni’s advisor in Ranchi has responded by saying that the matter is a non issue and that the swimming pool in question is used only when the 34-year-old cricketer is in town. 

A severe water crisis in India has led to the shifting of several matches of the ongoing Indian Premier League out of drought-hit Maharashtra,