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Last Update on: August 27th, 2023 at 07:25 pm

A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer named Satish Kumar Pandey recently opened up on his conversation with the legendary India National Cricket Team captain and wicketkeeper-batter, MS Dhoni, and labeled it as a “deeply inspiring and unforgettable moment.”

MS Dhoni is one of the most loved cricketers across the globe and he is known for his humble nature. The legendary cricketer retired from international cricket back in 2020, but he is still seen in action in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Under the leadership of Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) clinched their fifth title in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Many felt that the IPL 2023 would be Dhoni’s last season in the league, but the legendary captain has hinted that he might play the next season as well, which is great news for his fans.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, August 27, a letter from an officer of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Satish Kumar Pandey, went viral on social media in which he shared heartwarming details of his meeting with MS Dhoni.

The officer revealed that the memorable encounter took place at the Ranchi Airport on Saturday, August 26.

“Today’s meeting with Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the VIP lounge of Ranchi Airport was an experience that will forever be etched in my memory. The encounter, scheduled for 16:45 hrs, turned out to be a deeply inspiring and unforgettable moment. At times it is a pleasure to be a foot soldier of an armed force. I feel myself a lucky guy as I got the opportunity to skip the long-awaited que of fans and met with my favourite, the one and only #mahi bhai,” Pandey wrote.

He stood up with a gracious smile, extending his hand for a handshake – CISF officer on MS Dhoni

Pandey revealed that Dhoni welcomed him with a gracious smile and a handshake with the legendary captain gave him “literal goosebumps.”

“As I entered the room, I was immediately struck by the genuine warmth and amazement on Dhoni sir’s face. His welcoming smile and open demeanor set the tone for what was to be an incredible interaction. The hospitality he extended to me was nothing short of exceptional; it truly was a next-level experience.

“Seated comfortably on a sofa, Dhoni sir’s response upon seeing me was remarkable. He stood up with a gracious smile, extending his hand for a handshake. This gesture left me with literal goosebumps, a testament to the humility and authenticity that defines him.

“Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not just a legendary cricketer; he is a superhuman with a heart of gold,” the officer wrote in his letter.

The officer added that he asked MS Dhoni about how he stays calm all the time and he came up with a very simple yet impactful reply. He elaborated:

“Our conversation began, and I was immediately struck by his humility and down-to-earth nature. As I asked him questions about life skills, his responses resonated deeply with me. My first question revolved around how he manages to remain calm and composed regardless of wins, losses, and life’s challenges. Dhoni’s reply was profound yet simple: ‘I just want to enjoy that moment because I know this moment will not come again in life. I want to live it’.” 

The CISF officer also asked MS Dhoni about handling pressure and life’s problems, to which the Indian great responded by saying that one should never focus on uncontrollable. He stated:

“Delving further into our dialogue, I inquired about handling pressure and life’s problems. His answer reflected his wisdom: “It’s up to you how you want to live your life. Let go of things that are not in your control. Dwelling on them only hurts you and hinders your progress. Work on what you have now, and make the best of it.”

Sonanchal GautamAssistant Content Manager

Sonanchal Gautam is the Assistant Content Manager at Cricketaddictor. He is a professional Wrestling and Hip-hop enthusiast.