Chandan Sinha, who hails from Ranchi, got to realize his dream of not only meeting MS Dhoni, but he got to spend 2 hours talking with the former India captain on a flight.
Chandan initially didn’t even know that he was on the same Mumbai to Ranchi flight as MS Dhoni. It was due a last-minute seat change of MS Dhoni on a flight from Mumbai to Ranchi on Friday when it hit Chandan that the 42-year-old CSK captain would be sitting right next to him.
Chandan Sinha took to social media to reveal that he told Dhoni he too belonged from Ranchi. This piqued the interest of the CSK captain and both spent the 2 hours of the flight talking about various topics.
Chandan Sinha writes a tribute to his 2-hour journey with MS Dhoni
Chandan captioned his selfie with Dhoni: “His house was less than a km from where I lived for 20 years. Pride of our town. A huge fan of his game, yet never bumped into him. But God had it all planned. Who knew that the last-minute seat change from the last to the second row would turn out to be the best two and half hours of my fan life.
“I took my seat and settled in. Just a little later, I heard a known voice asking me to let him pass to his window seat. A surreal encounter with Mahi, was an absolute dream come true. Shellshocked, (it) took me a moment to realise what was happening. His humility made the moment even more incredible,” the fan wrote on Instagram.
“On hearing that we are from the same town, he let go of his usual habit of taking a boosting nap during his flights. We had two hours of fascinating conversation. From his entrepreneurial ideas to life lessons, his wisdom knows no bounds.
“From sharing about his favorite cuisines to vacation plans. From his love for Ranchi to his love for automobiles. How he drops his daughter to school every morning when in town. His calm demeanor reaffirmed why we call him Captain Cool,” he concluded.
Dhoni was returning from his vacation in the USA. He is set to continue leading CSK in IPL 2024.