MS Dhoni is a well-known cricketer. The Ranchi batsman is famous for his hard-hitting stroke play. Dhoni has won many matches single-handedly on his own. He has been a charismatic captain and leader. He is the only captain to date to win all three ICC Trophies.
MS Dhoni rules the hearts of millions of cricket fans across the globe. Despite achieving so much in life, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper is one of the most humble and down-to-earth person. He has won millions of hearts on the cricket field and also sometimes through his cute gestures.
Let us take a look at five such instances where MSD won the hearts of people through his kind gestures.
1. Special gesture for young and emerging players
The Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings both had terrible IPL seasons. Both teams struggled a lot. MI had the worst season according to their standards. The Mumbai Indians had many young players in their camp and certainly, looking at their team performance, they felt dejected at times.
To their surprise a sweet gesture came from none other than India's most successful captain, MS Dhoni. After their match against MI at Wankhede, MS Dhoni was seen signing a few MI jerseys. He interacted with young players and motivated them.
This sweet gesture by MSD Dhoni won many hearts on social media, especially those of MI fans.
2. When MSD greeted a special fan
The incident took place when India was playing the West Indies in a limited-overs series. The final match of the series was set to be played at Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. A fan who had come to watch the match was sitting in his wheelchair and was a big Dhoni fan, and when the legendary wicketkeeper came to know about it, the he came down and met him. Dhoni spoke to him briefly, and during that time, the fan kissed Dhoni on his hand as a goodwill gesture. Dhoni also gave him a signed photo frame and jersey too.
The fan later shared this video on social media, saying this was the best day of my life and this gesture of MSD won millions of hearts.
3. The International Labour Day
MSD is known for his sweet gestures time and again. During the 2018 IPL campaign, International Labour Day arrived. This time again, Dhoni came out with a sweet gesture and spent the entire day interacting with the ground staff and the maintenance team.
He chatted with them and even gifted them signed jerseys and appreciated their daily work. "A super happy #InternationalWorkersDay to each and every one who contributes to the welfare of the good game. A big shout out to the ground staff in Chepauk and Pune! #whistlepodu #Yellove," Chennai Super Kings official handle tweeted.
4. Meeting an elderly lady after the game
Back in 2019, CSK were playing at Wankhede and during the match, an old lady in the crowd had a board in her hand where it had written "I'm here only for Dhoni"
After the match, MS Dhoni walked down to the old lady and greeted her and clicked pictures with them. He even gifted the girl accompanying the lady an official CSK-signed jersey.
5. Making the day of an 8-year-old fan
MS Dhoni and his CSK team were travelling from their hotel to the stadium for their practice. Outside the hotel, there were many fans gathered to have chance to see their favourite cricketers.
While the team was entering the Team Bus, MS Dhoni a saw beautiful sketch of him from one fan. It turned out that sketch was made by 8 year old girl who had come along with her mother to meet MSD.
MSD called the security personal and told him to get that sketch. After getting the sketch, Dhoni signed it himself and wrote an inspiration yet heart touching note for that young fan and he made sure that signed sketch reach to that fan safely.