Mahendra Singh Dhoni needs no introduction. Neither is there a need to mention why his fans love him so much and continue to call him 'Captain Cool' till this day. He is one of the coolest and remarkable cricketers whose ideologies and charm rub off on his teammates too.
From sleeping on the field during a match, to pulling over his car to meet a young fan; Dhoni's fans love him for his down-to-earth attitude and after learning that he once drove a bus after being appointed Test captain, we can't help but agree with it more.
Reportedly, former Indian batsman VVS Laxman recently revealed in his autobiography '281 and Beyond' that back in 2008, Dhoni himself drove the team bus to the hotel. It was Laxman's 100th test and Anil Kumble had announced his retirement from cricket, making Dhoni the 'Test in charge'.
He wrote, "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 further revealed that Dhoni always remained calm and was never agitated even when the team wasn't performing well. Talking about his calm, he wrote, "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." He further mentioned, "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."
Probably, it's this calm and composed nature of his that sets him apart from his fellow players. After all, there's a reason why his fans call him 'Captain Cool'.