Queenstown invites Dhoni, Sakshi for honeymoon

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 07, 2010 11:42 hrs

New Delhi: Newly-wed Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his wife Sakshi were on Wednesday invited by the Tourism Board of Queenstown to honeymoon in New Zealand's adventure capital.

"We are thrilled to invite Mr and Mrs Dhoni to Queenstown to spend their honeymoon with us. I'm sure this will be the perfect romantic getaway for them," Chief Executive of Destination Queenstown Tony Everitt said in a statement.

Destination Queenstown decided to invite Dhoni following his remarks, during the Indian cricket team's tour of New Zealand last year, that the country is perfect for a honeymoon.

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"New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places, where people are friendly and very warm. It's definitely a place you want to visit once in a lifetime...if not for cricket, then may be a honeymoon. Whatever it is, take some time off and come to New Zealand," Dhoni had said.

Taking a cue from this, Destination Queenstown extended this open invitation to Dhoni and Sakshi to visit them.

"MS Dhoni and Sakshi will find that a luxury lodge stay is the ultimate luxury statement in New Zealand. Luxury lodge stays are about experiencing the finest accommodation in the most comfortable, exclusive private surroundings and choosing from a wide range of activities like golf, fishing, sampling exotic wine and lip-smacking cuisines or plain soul searching to snow-capped peaks, jewel-like lakes and lush green forests," Everitt said.

Dhoni married longtime friend Sakshi on July 4 in a private ceremony at a farmhouse, about 25 km from Dehradun, attended only by family members and close friends, including a few of his team-mates.

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