John Abraham (L) and MS DhoniBollywood actor John Abraham has given thumbs up to Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s biking skills Getty Images

Mumbai: Nov 8, 2012

Bollywood hunk John Abraham, who has a passion for bikes and shot to fame zipping through the streets of the country in Dhoom, was modest in his admission that close friend and Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a better biker than him.

“Whenever Mahi (Dhoni) is in Mumbai, we ride bikes together. I think he is a better biker than me. He is my closest friend whether it is from the cricketing world or from Bollywood,” said Abraham, on BIG CBS PRIME’s India’s Prime Icon.

The actor added that MSD is very grounded. “A small town boy from Ranchi, he is very respectful. He loves his parents a lot and I feel that he is the best captain in the world,” he said.

Dhoni is an avid biker himself his garage overflowing with around 22 bikes, including an X132 Hellcat, Kawasaki ZX14 and Harley-Davidson FLSTF. The 31-year-old will be a contestant on India s Prime Icon, which features works of popular icons from different walks of life.