MS Dhoni Preferred to Sit With TV Crew in The Economy Class During Flights: Sunil Gavaskar

MS Dhoni Preferred to Sit With TV Crew in The Economy Class During Flights: Sunil Gavaskar

MS Dhoni, Ajit Agarkar, Aakash Chopra
MS Dhoni. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Indian former captain MS Dhoni has not much liked to get the limelight during his illustrious career. For his calmness and generosity, he has been tagged as ‘captain cool‘ by cricket fanatics. Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar while sharing incident also agreed that he is a down to earth person.

Being a captain of the Indian team, you get major attention from the public and you also enjoy some privileges. In the recent article written by Gavaskar, he revealed that MS Dhoni didn’t like to use his privileges. Sharing an incident of his politeness, he said that Dhoni, despite being the captain, used to prefer sitting with the TV crew in the economy class.

Sunil Gavaskar lauds MS Dhoni:

MS Dhoni, Sunil Gavaskar

“The Indian team has a lovely system of rewarding its players especially in home matches,” Sunil Gavaskar wrote in his column for mid-day.

“As most Indian cricket followers know, during the Indian domestic international season, both teams travel in a special chartered flight from one venue to the next.

“The flight also carries the technical TV crew who have to rig the cables for the next game. There are limited seats in business class and the captains, coaches and managers of the teams get these. It is here that those Indian players, who have done well in their previous game, get to sit there as a reward rather than the economy class behind,” Gavaskar further revealed.

MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. Credits: Twitter

“Mahendra Singh Dhoni hardly ever sat in business class on these flights even when he was the skipper as he would prefer to sit with the real champs of the TV coverage, the cameramen and the sound engineers,” he added.

Further, Gavaskar also said that India’s current captain Virat Kohli also followed his similar steps. He said there have been instances where Kohli has given his seat to bowlers who had bowled India to the win in the just-concluded match.

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