Dhoni's wife Sakshi has posted a video of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper racing with a Shetland pony in his Ranchi farmhouse.
Dhoni is the second Indian cricketer after CSK teammate Ravindra Jadeja to keep a horse as pet.
Hussey and Balaji were among the prominent non-playing staff to test positive when the IPL was "indefinitely suspended" on Tuesday, following multiple COVID-19 cases inside the bio-bubble.
The former India captain told his teammates in a virtual meeting that foreign players and support staff should be given preference to travel first as the tournament was taking place in India.
Dhoni, however, said that winning and losing go hand in hand in a tournament like IPL.
CSK rode on an unbeaten 72 off 27 balls by Ambati Rayudu to post 218/4, but it was overshadowed by Pollard's blitzkrieg, as he smashed eight sixes and six fours in his unbeaten 34-ball 87.
The win was CSK's fifth on trot which helped them leapfrog Royal Challengers Bangalore to the top of the table while Hyderabad stayed at the bottom.
Jadeja smashed an unbeaten 28-ball 62 and then picked up 3/13 off his four overs besides effecting a run out as CSK won by 69 runs.
RCB pacer Harshal Patel, who also bowled a no-ball, ended up giving away 37 runs in the final over of the CSK innings.
The CSK skipper said that his habit of applying psychology helped him in judging the young opener's frame of mind.