From taking a nap on the field to riding a Hummer H2 past the visiting New Zealand team in Ranchi, Mahendra Singh Dhonis has a chance and beyond the field has been unmatched. In his autobiography "281 and Beyond", former India batsman VVS Laxman has revealed a surprising event involving none other than MS Dhoni. 2008, after the third test against Australia in Delhi, which was Laxman's 100th five-day game, Dhoni drove the law bus to the hotel. Interestingly, it was Anil Kumble's farewell Test and the spin legend had passed on the captain's cloak to Dhoni in all game formats.
"One of my lasting memories is by MS (Dhoni) who runs the team bus to the hotel in Nagpur during my 100th test. I could not believe my eyes – the captain of the team drove us back from the ground! It was his first test after Anils (Kumble) retirement, and he did not seem to have care in the world, but he was so playful and grounded. MS never forgot the joy, playfulness. I've never met anyone quite like him, "Laxman wrote in his autobiography, according to a report from Hindustan Times.
Laxman also revealed that Dhoni, known for his calm and composite experience, never became confused, even though the team did not do it well.
Recalling the 2011 series in England when the Indian team fought, Laxman said that Dhoni's calm was amazing.
"MS Dhoni's calm and smoothness are legendary. He had seen nothing but success until the England tour 2011. We had lost 4-0 in England and had already lost the first three tests in Australia at the end of that year and where I was a mess, like most of the guys, but MS was unbelievably composed. Not once did he get out and at no point did he give the impression that he was frustrated or helpless, "Laxman wrote.