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    'Best 2.5 hours of my life.' MS Dhoni fan's giddy note after lucky encounter with CSK skipper on IndiGo Ranchi flight, picture goes viral


    Indian cricket legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni pleasantly surprised a fan during an IndiGo flight. Chandan Sinha, a resident of Dhoni's hometown, Ranchi, shared pictures and his experience on Instagram, which quickly went viral.

    Mahendra Singh Doni clicking a picture with his fan. (Image Source: @chandan20007)Agencies
    Mahendra Singh Doni clicking a picture with his fan. (Image Source: @chandan20007)
    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the cricket icon known for his humility, recently left one of his ardent fans with a memory of a lifetime during an unexpected encounter on an IndiGo flight.

    Unexpected Travel Buddies

    Chandan Sinha, a native of Dhoni's hometown, Ranchi, couldn't believe his luck when he found himself seated next to 'Captain Cool'.

    He took to Instagram to share the pictures of his famous travel mate. The social media post quickly went viral.

    “His house was less than a km away 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," Sinha wrote.

    He revealed that his journey began with a last-minute seat change, which saw him being shifted from the back to the second row. Little did he know that this simple change would result in the "best two and a half hours" of his life as a fan.

    Sinha recounted his initial shock when he heard someone request the right of way to the window seat. Describing it as a "surreal encounter with Mahi", Sinha, whose Instagram bio describes him as “self made”, admitted it took him a moment to realise what was happening.

    “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, took me a moment to realise what was happening,” he shared.

    The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship?

    Dhoni is known to be quiet and reticent and has often been seen playing games (like Candy Crush) or napping on flights. However, Sinha was in luck as the Captain chatted about entrepreneurial ideas, life lessons, favourite cuisines, and vacation plans. Dhoni made his love for Ranchi and automobiles apparent during their exchange.

    Sinha was especially touched by Dhoni's commitment to his family as the CSK skipper shared that whenever he's in town, he drops his daughter off at school. He concluded his post by reaffirming why Dhoni is affectionately called 'Captain Cool,' emphasising the cricketer's calm demeanour.

    “We had two hours of fascinating conversation. From his entrepreneurial ideas to life lessons, his wisdom knows no bounds. From sharing about his favourite 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 demeanour reaffirmed why we call him Captain Cool,” a starstruck Sinha wrote.

    The social media response to Sinha's post was overwhelmingly positive, with users expressing their envy and admiration.

    One person stated, "Bro got a profile picture for life," while another exclaimed, "What a moment! Once in a lifetime and best in a lifetime, two and a half hours with the legend himself sitting next to you."
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