Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Autograph
Originally uploaded by Maruata.
It was a pleasant surprise when I saw the famous Indian Wicket-keeper batsman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni coming out from Mumbai Domestic Airport yesterday afternoon. He is one of the greatest batsmen from the Indian soil. He was ranked world number 1 batsman in April 19, 2006 ranking of ICC for One Day Internationals (ODI). Presently, he is ranked 8th and is the only Indian batsman in the top 10. Among the bowlers Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan are presently in the 9th and 10th position, respectively.
I was waiting for an official guest, Executive Director from the World Bank when Dhoni came out. I approached him and shook hand with him telling him that it was a pleasant surprise to meet him. He tried to take a look at the placard in my hand, the name written there was Mr.Dhanendra Kumar, World Bank. I told him the placard was meant for another guest whom I was waiting and I was there to take his autograph. He gave me a big grin and gave me his autograph (the one you see above). He came from Delhi to Mumbai to have a shooting for some advertisements. Our driver later told me that he's heading for Taj Lands End, Bandra in a Toyota Innova car no 5510 : ).