Captain Cool: The M.S. Dhoni Story By Gulu Ezekiel
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is as calm and unruffled a sportsman on the sphere as he’s self-effacing off it. However ‘brute power’, ‘murderous kind’ and ‘a person pos¬sessed’ had been a number of the phrases that got here to thoughts when, on 5 April 2005 in Visakhapatnam, he exploded onto worldwide consciousness by changing into the primary common Indian keeper to attain a one-day century.
Together with his hanging kind on the day, his lengthy locks seen beneath his helmet, crimson tints glinting within the daylight, ‘Mahi’ Dhoni had reworked from a boy Hailing from an obscure small city to a sports activities legend with the aura of a rock star.
And but, Dhoni was no baby prodigy, no in a single day success. When he made his worldwide debut at 23, he was already mature by Indian cricket requirements–with 5 grinding years of home cricket behind him.
How that legend got here to be–and grew from sport to sport–is advised right here by not¬ed sportswriter Gulu Ezekiel in his crackling however measured prose.
Captain Cool is the story of M. S. Dhoni, Indian cricket’s poster boy. It’s also the heartwarming account of the boy from Ranchi who grew right into a worldwide icon and received for India the World T20 in 2007, the world primary Take a look at rating in 2009, the World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013. Now within the autumn of his profession, Mahi continues to be an inspiration to his teammates and thousands and thousands of his followers