Mahendra Singh Dhoni needs no introduction in India or in any cricketing country. He is the current captain of the Indian national cricket team in limited-over formats. An attacking right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest finishers in limited-overs cricket. He holds numerous captaincy records such as most wins by an Indian captain in Tests and One Day Internationals (ODI), and most back-to-back wins by an Indian captain in ODIs. Dhoni is born and brought up in Ranchi. We all are proud of him. He is an icon.
I was today returning home from my institute via Delhi. When I was going to board the Indigo flight in the evening, I was surprised to see Dhoni on our bus! He was also returning to his home in Ranchi. I went to him and asked for his autograph. He immediately signed on the back of my boarding pass. He’s so humble!
Dhoni is a nice, warm and friendly person. We had some chat while the bus was moving towards the plane. He happily obliged me and two other co-passengers, when we asked for a picture with him. In fact, he himself took the selfie!
It’s a great memorable moment in my life and I am really excited. Six years ago, I met another all-time great ODI player, the Sri Lankan all-rounder, Sanath Jayasuriya, on our flight. We were travelling from Colombo to Bangalore. Jayasuriya was traveling to join Mumbai Indian team, he was playing for in the Indian Premier League (IPL).