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Sakshi Dhoni and friends go skydiving in New Zealand

Last updated on: February 05, 2014 17:14 IST

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Nzone Skydive, an adventure sport program from Queenstown, New Zealand, played host to some of the WAGS of India's cricketers who are touring the country.

A haven for adventure sport buffs and thrill-seekers, Nzone Skydive gave these ladies just what they were looking for -- a thrilling experience.

And what a memorable one it was!

Nzone Skydive Queenstown wrote on their Facebook page: "While the Indian cricket team were busy touring NZ, their wives had some time to EMBRACE THE FEAR with Nzone Skydive Queenstown. These were the wives of captain MS Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin and Cheteshwar Pujara."


Image: Sakshi Dhoni (right), Puja Pujara, Preethi Lakshminarayanan before going skydive
Photographs: Nzone Skydive Queenstown/Facebook

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Social media websites were awash with pictures of captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s wife Sakshi and her other WAG pals going skydiving, challenging gravity and living life on the edge!

Sakshi Dhoni was the first of the lot to take the dive. She was first made acquainted with tandem master Greg Simpson.

After a few pointers, Sakshi was good to go! 


Image: MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi with tandem master Greg Simpson
Photographs: Nzone Skydive Queenstown/Facebook

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The first lady of Indian cricket looked excited as she took the plunge with Simpson. The duo jumped out of a plane 15,000ft over Queenstown. 


Image: MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi Dhoni jumping out of a plane
Photographs: Nzone Skydive Queenstown/Facebook

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Then came the big freefall! She took a freefall over Queenstown at 200km/hour.

What a rush!

"MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi Dhoni's skydive over #gigatownqueenstown. She turns from being very scared to saying "I'd do it a million times again", Nzone Skydive Queenstown wrote on their Facebook page.


Image: MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi Dhoni freefalling over Queenstown
Photographs: Nzone Skydive Queenstown/Facebook

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Next was the turn of Ashwin’s wife, Preethi Lakshminarayanan, to let go of her inhibitions. She wore an excitied look as she positioned herself on the edge of the plane to take the big leap.

She was also successful in completing the dive smoothly.


Image: Ravichandran Ashwin's wife Preethi Lakshminarayanan composes herself before taking the dive
Photographs: Nzone Skydive Queenstown/Facebook

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Cheteshwar Pujara's wife Puja Pabari took to diving like a fish to water.

Her happiness and excitement was very obvious as she did a freefall over Queenstown.


Image: Cheteshwar Pujara's wife Puja Pabari freefalls over Queenstown
Photographs: Nzone Skydive Queenstown/Facebook

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