Action speaks louder than words, and this saying holds true for the man leading the Indian cricket team. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, affectionately known as Mahi, is the captain of the Indian cricket team who led the country to win the ODI World Cup, 2011 and World Twenty20, 2007. Today, he is an icon and a star, but it has never been an easy and smooth ride for M.S. Dhoni. Captain Cool: The M.S. Dhoni Story is the journey of a boy from an obscure small town of Ranchi to becoming one of the most celebrated cricketers of the world. Written by Ezekiel Gulu, the book is an inspirational and motivational read for all aspiring cricketers and his fans.
M.S. Dhoni was just one of the young cricket lovers in the country while growing up. Despite not having a godfather or being a child prodigy, with his hard work and practice and after playing domestic cricket for five years, he debuted in international cricket at the age of 23 as a wicketkeeper who could also bat well. Since then, there was no looking back for this young lad. With time, his performances started to grow, and did his personality. April 5, 2005, was a turning point in Dhoni's cricketing life, when he became the first ever Indian wicket-keeper to hit a century in one-day cricket.
M.S. Dhoni is known not only for his performance in the field but also for his cool, calm and composed personality both during and after a match. His strong performances and ability to handle the most crucial moments with composure has made him the favourite choice for the captainship of the Indian cricket team. Had it not been his understanding, dedication and craving to win, winning the major trophies might not have been possible. Captain Cool: The M.S. Dhoni Story is not just a story of a cricketer, it is a journey of a person who reaches the top against all odds and still manages to retain the position with dignity and pride.
Ezekiel Gulu is a famous Indian sports journalist and a prolific writer. He has written the stories of some famous sports personalities. Some of his famous works are Sachin: The Story of the World's Greatest Batsman and Icons from the World of Sports. You can order online the paperback edition of Captain Cool: The M.S. Dhoni Story published by Westland with the ISBN-10: 9382618252 and ISBN-13: 978-9382618256.