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Faiz Fazal recalls incident on India duty involving MS Dhoni
By SMCS - Mar 3, 2024 10:40 am
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Former Indian player Faiz Fazal was impressed with the humility shown by legendary former India captain MS Dhoni when the two were teammates for the Indian team during India’s tour of Zimbabwe in 2016. He also recalled an incident where Dhoni offered his seat to the youngsters in the lounge and sat on the floor as well. He was stunned to see just how down-to-earth Dhoni was despite everything the latter had achieved in his career as well.

Faiz Fazal
Faiz Fazal

Speaking to CricketNext, here’s what Faiz Fazal had to say about Dhoni: “MS Dhoni is so humble, down to earth and he doesn’t make you feel that he is ‘MS DHONI’. I will share an experience with you. We were returning from Harare and sitting in the lounge. MS came in and all of us offered him our seat. He just said ‘nahi nahi tum log betho (you have a seat)’ and he sat on the floor. He is a legend and he makes you very comfortable.”

However, Faiz Fazal also received his maiden India cap from MS Dhoni during the same tour and he shared his emotions as well.

“The cherry on the cake was that I got the cap from MS Dhoni. Moreover, we won that match and I struck an unbeaten 55. I was happy that I made some contribution for the team. I think everything is written in your destiny. In a population of 1.5 billion people, if you get a chance to represent the country, that’s just amazing,” Faiz Fazal concluded. “KL Rahul is a very good partner to bat with. We were very chilled at that point of time. When we won the game, I got a lot of appreciation from all around.”