Former Indian captain, MS Dhoni is an exemplary figure for how he carries himself in and out of the cricket field. Owing to his humble and good nature, Dhoni has managed to garner support from across the world including arch-rivals, Pakistan.
MS Dhoni holds a special bond with Pakistani-born Mohammad Bashir aka 'Chacha Chicago' who has flown into Manchester from Chicago (approximately 6000 km) for Sunday's high-octane Indo-Pak contest without a match ticket. These two met during the 2011 World Cup semi-final in Mohali and since then their friendship has blossomed.
"I arrived here yesterday and saw that people are ready to pay as much as 800-900 pounds for a ticket. A return ticket from Chicago costs the same. Thanks to Dhoni, I don't have to struggle for a match ticket," the 63-year-old said.
Dhoni is someone who is not easily accessible for even his teammates at times but has never disappointed Bashir.
"I don't call him as he is so busy. I keep in touch only through text messages. Long before I came here, Dhoni assured me of the ticket. He is a great human being. I can't think of anyone else doing what he has done for me since that 2011 game in Mohali," Bashir added.