MS Dhoni obliges fans with autographs and photos inside JSCA Stadium
Dhoni has carved a place in every fan's heart not only with his exploits on the cricket field but also with his modest and humble nature.
Updated - Mar 8, 2019 10:17 am
There is little denying the fact that MS Dhoni is the most beloved and famous man from Ranchi. In fact, it would not be entirely wrong to say that it was Dhoni who brought Ranchi on the cricketing map of India. His inspiration journey from a ticket collector in Indian Railways to the most decorated skipper in the history of Indian cricket is truly inspirational. He is one of the handful of players to have scored more than 10,000 runs in One-Day Internationals.
As a captain, his record is even more impressive. The 37-year old led the country across formats for nearly a decade and won almost everything there was to be won. Till date, he is still the only captain to win all the three ICC tournaments – the World T20, World Cup, and the Champions Trophy. Ranchi is now bracing up to hosts its favourite child for perhaps the last time. India and Australia will lock horns against each other in the third ODI on Friday in Ranchi. And this could very well be Dhoni’s last appearance in front of his home crowd.
As a result, the fans in the city are making sure to make it a memorable experience for Dhoni. Right from the time Dhoni landed in Ranchi on Wednesday, the fans have gathered in huge numbers in order to catch a glimpse of the experienced cricketer. Well, the fans did not leave him in the stadium too as they mobbed him for autographs and photos, and Dhoni obliged everyone.
BCCI posted the video on their official Twitter handle, writing: “No surprises here – Quite the Flavour in Ranchi – @msdhoni #TeamIndia #INDvAUS 😎👌😍 @Paytm”
Here’s the video
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 7, 2019
Dhoni says no to stand inauguration:
Dhoni has carved a place in every fan’s heart not only with his exploits on the cricket field but also with his modest and humble nature. Well, the legendary player has given another account of his modest nature. The Jharkhand State Cricket Association officials wanted Dhoni to inaugurate the pavilion named after him at the JSCA Stadium ahead of the game against Australia. However, Dhoni politely declined the proposal.
“At the AGM last year, the decision was taken that the North Block stand that comprises media enclosure, as well as VIP boxes, would be named after Dhoni,” Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) secretary Debashis Chakraborty was quoted as saying to the media.
“We requested him but he said ‘Dada apne hi ghar mein kya inaugurate karna.’ [What’s there to inaugurate in my own house]. He is still so humble and down to earth,” Chakraborty added.