The former skipper of the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the most successful captains in the world. His ability to stay calm under pressure situations makes him a successful captain. Under his leadership, the Indian cricket team have won all major ICC titles – 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy.
MS Dhoni is also known for his humility as he proved it on numerous occasions. The former Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar revealed an interesting story about Dhoni’s selfless nature.
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.”
Gavaskar further stated, “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.”
“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,” he added.
The original litter master of the cricket, Sunil Gavaskar also heaped praise on the current skipper of the Indian team, Virat Kohli who is following the footsteps of the World Cup-winning captain.
“Virat Kohli has also sat in the economic sector to give his seat to the bowlers who had bowled India to a win in a just-concluded match (during the 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy Down Under). These are simple gestures but they go a long way in building team spirit,” Gavaskar concluded.
The skipper of Chennai Super Kings, MS Dhoni is arguably one of the greatest cricketers in the history of cricket. He last played for India was in semi-finals of 2019 World Cup. He was set to make a comeback in IPL 2020 however the COVID-19 postponed his comeback.