MS Dhoni is among the most successful players ever to grace the field of cricket. He has won almost everything that there is to. But, what sets him apart from others is his humility. Former Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has also acknowledged the fact and revealed another incident where MS Dhoni proved to be a class act.
MS Dhoni has been one of the most successful captains, not only in Indian cricket but in world cricket. He has achieved everything that there is to accomplish as a captain. He is the only captain to win all the three major ICC events.
Recently, former Indian opener and original Little Master Sunil Gavaskar revealed an exciting episode, depicting Dhoni’s selfless deed.
Sunil Gavaskar Sheds Light On MS Dhoni’s Humble Side
Gavaskar wrote in his column for Mid-Day, “The Indian team has a lovely system of rewarding its players especially in home matches. As most Indian cricket followers know, during the Indian domestic international season, both teams travel in a special chartered flight from one venue to the next.”
“The flight also carries the technical TV crew who have to rig the cables for the next game. There are limited seats in business class and the captains, coaches and managers of the teams get these. It is here that those Indian players, who have done well in their previous game, get to sit there as a reward rather than the economy class behind,” Gavaskar stated.
“Mahendra Singh Dhoni hardly ever sat in business class on these flights even when he was the skipper as he would prefer to sit with the real champs of the TV coverage, the cameramen and the sound engineers,” added the former batting legend.
MS Dhoni Is A Modern-Day Legend Of The Game
Dhoni-led India to win the maiden ICC T20 World Cup in South Africa in the year 2007. He then went on to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 as the captain of India. He helped the Men in Blue to conquer the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.
Although MSD has done exceptionally well for India in the last decade, speculations over his future with the Indian team continue to rife with days passing by. MS Dhoni last played an international game in the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 where India lost to New Zealand.
Since then, MS Dhoni has been away from the Indian team. He was about to make a comeback in IPL 2020, but the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic played the spoilsport.
IPL 2020 has now been postponed until April 15, and some media reports suggest that it stands on the verge of cancellation which means that fans will have to wait a lot more to witness Mahi hitting sixes on the cricket field again.