#2 Dhoni's TTE days
Hailing from Jharkhand, it is fair to say that MS Dhoni didn't have the usual path to cricket. Yet, what makes his journey all the more impressive is that he didn't always want to be a cricketer. In fact, he spent a considerable portion of his youth working as a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE), which is a long way away from being a famous Indian cricketer.
From 2001 to 2003, Dhoni was a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur railway station, under South Eastern Railway in Midnapore (W), a district in West Bengal. Much like his cricket career, his colleagues remember him as an honest and straightforward employee of the Indian Railways.
While he was a model employee, he had a mischievous side that brought him in the news once as well. As a prank, with a couple of his friends, he walked around the railway quarters complex in white bed sheets and fooling the guards into thinking that it was a ghost.Published 07 Jul 2016, 03:31 IST