For over a decade, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has captivated the world of cricket and over a billion Indians with his incredible ingenuity as captain, wicketkeeper and batsman. Bharat Sundaresan tracks down the cricketer's closest friends in Ranchi and artfully presents the different shades of Dhoni-the Ranchi boy, the fauji, the diplomat, Chennai's beloved Thala, the wicketkeeping Pythagoras-and lays bare the man underneath. He discovers a certain je ne sais quoi about the man who has a magical ability to transform and elevate everything which comes into his orbit-the Dhoni Touch.
Funny, candid, and peppered with delicious anecdotes, The Dhoni Touch reveals an ordinary man living an extraordinary life.
'Dhoni is adored, respected, loved wildly, and yet, remains mysterious. Don't we want to know more? I do. And this book by Bharat, a fine journalist, helps'
- HARSHA BHOGLE
'One of India's most stylish and inquisitive cricket writers unleashes an array of helicopter shots to produce the definitive origin story of a player and captain who changed the sport in his country'
- ALI MARTIN, GUARDIAN
About the Author
Bharat Sundaresan lives for West Indian cricket and pro wrestling, and is a raconteur of all things and metal music. He has covered cricket for the Indian Express for the last ten years-seven of which he spent tracking down the Jamaican cricketer, Patrick Patterson.