New Delhi: MS Dhoni is the talk of the town after he clinched the sensational victory in the tri-series final against Sri Lanka in the West Indies and Sunil Gavaskar has joined the bandwagon in praising the Indian skipper saying that even his close friends would not know him as well as they think they do.
The Indian batting legend in a column stated, "MS Dhoni was not even supposed to be fit for the final. There is no cricketer who has got India back from impossible situations so many times. Perhaps even his closest buddies don't know him as well as they think they do".
Needing 15 from the last over, Dhoni smashed Shaminda Eranga for 6, 4, 6 to seal the match for India. The way Dhoni finished the game would have made many Sri Lankan players remember the night of April 2, 2011, when he clinched the victory for India at the ICC World Cup final in Mumbai.
That time, he went over the long-on fence and Nuwan Kulasekara was the bowler; this time he went over the extra cover boundary as Eranga bowled a length ball. The satisfaction on the Indian players' face was palpable as they came running in to hug their captain, who remained unbeaten on 45 off 52 balls.
"If tomorrow he has to say goodbye to all the trappings of fame, Dhoni will calmly get on his motorbike and go away. He is that rarity who treats both those impostors - wins and losses - in the same way. He simply plays the game," wrote Gavaskar.