Sharing the image on the photo-sharing website, Dhoni wrote: "Tried copying the pose of the one and only Thalaivar." Dhoni, also calls himself a true-blue Rajinikanth fan.
The photograph has Dhoni imitating a pose from a Kabali poster where Rajinikanth can be seen overlooking the Malaysia city skyline with legs crossed and one of his hands resting on the side.
Produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu, Kabali has been directed by Pa Ranjith. The film turned out to be one of Rajinikanth's biggest blockbusters.
Kabali narrates the story of a gangster's shot at redemption and how he fights for equal pay rights for Tamilians in Malaysia.
The Tamil film has been dubbed in other languages like Hindi, Telugu and Malay.