Dhoni enjoying a cup of tea. Photo source Daily Bhaskar
Dhoni enjoying a cup of tea. Photo source Daily Bhaskar

MS Dhoni values friendship a lot. His friends have played a huge role in his life, and we have seen that bit in the biopic on his life titled MS Dhoni: The Untold Story . Recently, another act of former Indian captain reconfirmed how much he values his old friends. Mahi , as he is fondly known as amongst his friends, is currently in Kolkata for the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2016-17. It is here that he met a few of his old friends from the days when he was a junior TT with Indian Railways at the Kharagpur station. This reunion has been hitting the headlines, and for a special reason.

During his days as TT, Dhoni would often visit Thomas tea stall at least 2-3 times a day. So when Thomas knew Dhoni was in Kolkata, he decided to go and meet up with his old customer . However, little did he expect that Dhoni would recognise him. Dhoni, as a matter of fact, not just recognised him but also took him out for a grand dinner.

Photo source Daily Bhaskar
Dhoni’s tea seller friend Thomas with him in Kolkata. Photo source Daily Bhaskar

Dhoni, of course, is a man who never ceases to surprise us. A report in Daily Bhaskar recently quoated an emotional Thomas as saying, When Dhoni bhai was in Kharagpur, he used to visit my shop two or three times a day to have tea. Many times I served him hot milk in that period. After today s incident, I will go back to Kharagpur and name my shop Dhoni Tea Stall.”

It was not just Thomas who Dhoni met up with. The much-loved Indian cricketer did not disappoint his other old buddies from Kharagpur and hosted 11 of his railway friends at his Kolkata hotel.