‘Three separate flights, two-hour drive in biting cold’-Mandeep Singh Recalls How Dhoni Surprised Him On His Wedding


Mandeep Singh, Punjab cricketer, recently narrated how Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave him a pleasant surprise by attending his wedding. The wedding was held on December 25, 2016. The cricketer who hails from Jalandhar, tied the knots with Jagdeep Jaswal, a young make-up artist. The grand wedding ceremony took place in his hometown, Phagwara. The 28-year old was over the moon after getting to see Dhoni.

Captain cool planned the surprise quite well and initially told Mandeep that he would be at New York at the time of his wedding. The Kings XI Punjab batsman explained how troublesome it could be to travel from Ranchi to Amritsar.

Mandeep told SportsKeeda, “My wedding was in December 2016, I invited Mahi bhai. He didn’t tell me whether he would come, he said he needed to go to New York. But he came to my wedding and surprised me. For him to take time away from his busy schedule and come, it was a memorable moment for me.”

Mandeep was all praises for Mahi and called him a humble character.

Mandeep said, “From Ranchi to Delhi to Amritsar is three separate flights and then he had to take a two hour drive during the harsh fog and biting cold at that time. He took so much effort to come even though I had played only a few matches with him. That’s his simplicity, that’s his greatness.”

“I can’t describe how it was in words. It was a dream come true. Mahi bhai is very down to earth. We used to play PS together. He doesn’t show off his status or that he is a legendary cricketer. I remember he would always eat with me, we would order desi food like biryani, sit down and eat. It was great to spend time with him,” Singh added.

During the ceremony, Dhoni also revealed to Singh that he surprised Suresh Raina and Ishant Sharma at their wedding in a similar way.

Mandeep played three matches for Team India back in July 2016 in the tour of Zimbabwe. There he got the privilege of playing under Dhoni’s leadership.