April 2019 Edition

Time when MS Dhoni drove the team bus

MS Dhoni is not only cool, calm and composed but also one of the funniest people around. The wicket-keeper has always been very grounded as far as his lifestyle is concerned.

Talking about Dhoni, the former Indian batsman VVS Laxman shares his experiences with Dhoni on his book.

“One of my abiding memories is of MS (Dhoni) driving the team bus to the hotel in Nagpur, during my 100th Test. I couldn’t believe my eyes — the captain of the team driving us back from the ground! It was his first Test in charge after Anil’s (Kumble) retirement, and he didn’t seem to have a care in the world. But he was like that, playful and grounded. MS never lost the joy, the playfulness. I have never met anyone quite like him,” Laxman wrote in his autobiography ‘281 and Beyond.’

Laxman also added about the calm nature of Dhoni on his book.

“MS Dhoni’s calmness and equanimity are legendary. He had seen nothing but success until the tour of England in 2011. We had lost 4–0 in England and had already lost the first three Tests in Australia by the end of that year, and were heading for another whitewash. I was a mess, as were most of the guys, but MS was unbelievably composed. Not once did he lash out, and at no stage did he give the impression that he was frustrated or helpless,” Laxman wrote.

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