Mahendra Singh Dhoni awaits a grand reception at his hometown Ranchi. / The city is set to host its first One-Day International at its newly built stadium and it is a proud moment for the people as their hero is leading India on the field of play.As the whole atmosphere builds up, a number of Dhoni's old friends were nostalgic and recalled his early days. They shared a number of interesting insights with the press to throw light on what the Indian captain was before he burst on to the international scene. Despite rising to dizzying heights at the highest level and fulfilling his dream, Dhoni remains rooted his friends say. Whenever he is in town, he keeps in touch with them and they say that he hasn't changed.