20 December 2013 | By: Writing Buddha

M S Dhoni: Captain Cool by Indranil Rai/Ayaz Memon (Book Review)!!!

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   I am done with 3rd book in the Jaico Cricketwallah Series originated by Ayaz Memon. The book is "M S Dhoni" with the tag line of "Captain Cool". The book is written by Indranil Rai. He has written 2 books in this series, most by any author. The book is of 76 pages and you can say that it's the shortest book. When you are writing about M S Dhoni, you have to make it sure that you use cool words just like his personality. Author has definitely kept the trait in his writing skills. Again, like all the previous books, this one also focuses on the player's origin point than their successes. But the problem is that- when it comes to the best Captain of India, we want to know how he nourished his Captaincy skill than his batting career. Dhoni is not just a batsman or wicket keeper but more than that. He is a leader who does not need any introduction and even certification from anyone. 

            In the case of this book, it's quite evident that not much research is been done before writing about Dhoni as I didn't enjoy anything that's been written once he starts his International Career. Only his starting journey is been discussed as if there has been no Dhoni since 2008. Even his efforts in making various Cups and Series possible for India isn't discussed the way it should have been. In all, I must say that this book didn't stand the way the first two books in the series did.


The story of a young man who has reaffirmed our faith in Indian cricket. On the football field of a beautiful small town in the Chhota Nagpur region, young schoolboy Mahendra Singh Dhoni was a goalkeeper. From here on, the story of Dhoni has been nothing short of magical. Not only did he become captain of a successful Indian cricket team, he moulded that captaincy to his own image, with his strength, conviction and daring strategies. Everything about MS Dhoni, from his early years to his trajectory towards stardom, from his fearless and indomitable batting skills to his courageous captaincy is here in this biography of one of Indias most recognizable cricketing icons. Not for nothing is he known as Captain Cool, for Dhoni brought home crickets most coveted trophies to India, from the World Cup to the inaugural T20 Championship. In the words of Ian Chappell, after Indias World Cup victory, Mahendra Singh Dhonis polished performance as skipper, where he pushed, prodded and cajoled his side into peaking at the right time, has shown hes not only the best leader in the game, but also one of the finest of the last 30 years.

About the Author

Ayaz Memon, one of Indias most prolific journalists, brings with him 33 years of experience in sports writing. He started his career covering sports and went on to edit newspapers like Mid Day, Bombay Times and DNA as well as magazines like Sportsweek. Ayaz was also sports editor for the Times of India and the Independent at various stages.



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