Ziva made her stadium debut on Wednesday when Chennai Super Kings visited M Chinnaswamy Stadium for an IPL clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
"When she was born I was not in India, had not seen her. It was a tough period," he said replying to a query on his baby daughter.
Stadium debut for ZIVA, her first time into the dressing room pic.twitter.com/J3Aj9shKKx
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Dhoni said the birth of a child brings changes in people's lives. "Your life does change with the kind of smile the baby gives you," he said.
Dhoni further said, "She doesn't care whether I play for my country or play for a good franchisee like Chennai. She wants to cry, she cries. It gives a very good feeling."
Dhoni became father just a week ahead of the World Cup in Australia. His wife Sakshi gave birth to a baby girl in February.