In a cricket-frenzy country like India, crazy fans are not uncommon especially where cricketers enjoy the status of demi-gods.
Whether it was Abbas Ali Baig being kissed during a Test match or Sourav Ganguly finding an overzealous fan breach all security protocols to touch his feet, cricketers, both young and old, have a tale to tell.
And the recent incident during a Vijay Hazare Trophy quarterfinal between Jharkhand and Vidarbha in New Delhi only makes the case stronger.
A young man wearing a half-sleeved red and blue check shirt along with denims could not have realised that once he had evaded security and reached at the centre strip, former Indian captain MS Dhoni standing at the non-striker end would oblige as he put forth a white sheet for his autograph.
With Jharkhand coasting along towards a modest victory target, Dhoni was in good mood and to everyone's surprise obliged the fan.
Not only did he show humility but also doused what could have been a potentially volatile situation if he would have got angry and forced the security personnel to give the man in question a serious dressing down. But, that's not Dhoni, which is exactly why he remains our 'Captain Cool'.
It was a rare sight for Delhiites to see Dhoni walking into the middle of the small Palam Ground, business as usual on the road leading to the stadium.
And, it didn't take long for the word of Dhoni out in the middle to spread like wildfire as people stopped their vehicles to get a glimpse of one of India's favourite sporting icon.
There's always a first for everything and Dhoni will now be remembered as the first among equals, signing an autograph for a crazy fan while he was out there batting in the middle.