Ranchi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's elder brother Narendra on Thursday categorically denied that his parents were provided with 'complimentary tickets' even as the host association claimed they had provided them "ample passes" for the third India-England ODI.
    
"Till Thursday noon my parents have not received any passes. What I know is that they (JSCA) have given 14 complimentary tickets to my brother-in-law (Goutam Gupta)," Narendra said, even as JSCA secretary Rajesh Verma claimed that they have sent ample passes to Dhoni's parents.
    
Hitting out at the JSCA, Narendra, whose wife stood in queue to purchase a ticket of Rs 1500 denomination, said that the state association had insulted their family by not mentioning their name in media for Fridays's inauguration.
    
"For all its political turmoil that the state is infamous for, 'Mahi' is the true ambassador of the city and state. Dhoni has put Ranchi in the world map," he said.
     
"But nowhere have the people mentioned my parents' names for the inauguration ceremony. They might have been invited, but what's wrong in not announcing their names to the media. Don't they deserve to be named?" an angry Narendra, who is 10 years elder to the Indian skipper, asked.

(Agencies)

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