The opposition parties called a Bharat Bandh on September 10 to protest against the rising fuel prices. During the protests, some pictures of MS Dhoni taking part in the Bandh started appearing and went viral on social media. These pictures showed the former Indian captain and his wife Sakshi sitting at a petrol pump with some friends. It was claimed by some social media users that these pictures showed Dhoni joining the protest against the rise in petrol and diesel prices. However, according to the close friends of Dhoni, he did not participate in any such protest. The photos that are being posted on social media are from his recent trip to Shimla in the month of August, they said. Dhoni, who is retired from Test cricket, is currently enjoying his time off with India playing a test series against England. However, Dhoni will return to Team India for Asia Cup 2018 which will be played from September 15 in UAE.