There will never be another Mahendra Singh Dhoni and with all the love for Virat Kohli's captaincy, there will never be another captain to lead a team and a nation with millions of crazy cricket fans in such a calm yet explosive manner than Mahi, himself.
His humility and humbleness, even though he has all the money in the world, continues to surprise and move us emotionally.
He is basically living an amplified life of a common man. By that, we mean that no matter how rich and famous he gets, no matter how big of a legend he will become down the memory lane, 'Mahi Bhai' chooses to live his life like an average human being, without any qualms.
Take for example the fact that he personally came to the Ranchi airport a couple of days ago to greet and collect his teammates Rishabh Pant and Kedar Jadhav. While he did that in his super expensive Hummer H2, we can't say that 'someone like Kohli would have done the same', with a lot of confidence.View this post on Instagram
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MSD also hosted the entire Indian cricket team (including the coaching staff) for a giant dinner party at his Ranchi residence. Such is the humbleness of the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman of the Men In Blue.March 7, 2019
'But he is just a man,' is the saying that comes to mind as we have seen the former captain's beard turn grey with time, age, experience and wisdom. Not today but soon enough, Dhoni will hang his boots and keep his bat in the corner of a dark room for the last time and never return to cricket as a player.
As for the people who belong to his hometown, Ranchi, today's game might just be the last time they get to become a part of Dhoni's (more often than not) thunderous batting innings at home and the fans have begun to realise it.
Taking to Twitter, these believers of Dhoni are paying their regards and thanks to the star for his years and years of excellent service:March 6, 2019
Dhoni's last match in blue , at his hometown .
Let that sink in ð#INDvAUS
3rd ODI: India eyeing to take an unassailable 3-0 lead which is likely to be Dhoni's last match at homehttps://t.co/GgVMcNEG39#XtraTime #MSDhoni #ViratKohli #INDvAUS #Cricket pic.twitter.com/l49ebtK0ky— XtraTime (@greymind43) March 7, 2019
#Dhoni will play last international match in his home town Ranchi tomorrow...
In last 3 decades players born in big cities led Indian team but not #Dhoni...
Truly outstanding ð#Azhar-Hyderabad #Tendulkar-Mumbai#Ganguly-Kolkata#Dravid-Bangalore#Kumble-Bangalore#Kohli-Delhi
Tomorrow in a Ceremony , A Stand will be named after @msdhoni in JSCA Stadium , Ranchi.
Who knows this might be the last Match of #MSDhoni playing for #TeamIndia in his Home Ground Ranchi , Jharkhand.#INDvAUS #Dhoni #AUSvIND #IndVsAus #MSD #AUSvsIND pic.twitter.com/YNqhlHqsii