It must be my power, the bat speed I generate, and the swing of the bat...
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is as calm and unruffled a sportsman on the field as he is self-effacing off it. But brute strength, murderous form and a man possessed were some of the phrases that came to mind when, on 5 April 2005 in Visakhapatnam, he exploded onto international consciousness by becoming the first regular Indian keeper to score a one-day century.
With his striking form on the day, his long locks visible beneath his helmet, red tints glinting in the sunlight, Mahi Dhoni had transformed from a boy from an obscure small town to a sports legend with the aura of a rock star.
And yet, Dhoni was no child prodigy, no overnight success. When he made his international debut at 23, he was already mature by Indian cricket standardswith five grinding years of domestic cricket behind him.
How that legend came to beand grew from game to gameis told here by noted sportswriter Gulu Ezekiel in his crackling but measured prose.
Captain Cool is the story of MS Dhoni, Indian crickets poster boy; it is also the heartwarming account of the life of a young man who won India the World Twenty20 in 2007 and the 50-over World Cup title in 2011 but can still tell his throngs of admirers, I am the same boy from Ranchi.
About the Author
Gulu Ezekiel is one of indias best known sports writers with over 30 years of experience in print, TV, radio and on the Internet. He has previously been Sport Editor at Asian Age, NDTV and indya.com and is the author of over a dozen sports books. Gulu has also contributed to numerous sports books published from India, Australia and England as well as written for over 100 publications worldwide since his career began in 1980.
Based in New Delhi from 1991, in August 2001 Gulu launched GE Features, a features and syndication service. He is a familiar face on TV where he is regularly invited to air his views on various news channels.
This is his first book for Westland Limited and is a revised and updated version of the September 2008 first edition.
Author: Gulu Ezekiel
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