Every cricket enthusiast has a very special corner in their heart for Mahendra Singh Dhoni. No matter who our cricketing idol is or what our favourite team is, it is a dream for crores just to meet the legend. Our love and admiration for this cricketer are just unparalleled. Chef Suresh Pillai recently shared a sweet memory of his conversation with the former Indian cricketer and how Dhoni made him feel so special!
Chef Met MS Dhoni During India VS West Indies In 2018
Chennai Super Kings won the IPL 2023 trophy and the CSK fans were on cloud nine after the spectacular finish. Everyone took to their social media platforms to share their happiness and excitement and how elated they are to see their captain clinching the trophy for the fifth time. In between all the celebrations, Chef Suresh Pillai walked down memory lane and shared a beautiful story from the time he met Thala at The Leela in Kovalam.
When the whole world was celebrating the legend and the heart of Indian Cricket yesterday night, I was still in awe of the time I had the privilege of serving him 5 years back.
October 31, 2018.
India was playing West Indies in Trivandrum and the team was staying at the Leela,… pic.twitter.com/UIJSE0SWoZ
— suresh pillai (@chef_pillai) May 31, 2023
Chef had the privilege to cook for the cricketer when the Indian cricket team was playing an ODI series against West Indies back in the year 2018. He shared on the micro-blogging platform how he waited for a long time to meet Dhoni and have a conversation with him. The Indian cricket team was staying at Kovalam’s The Leela and the chef also worked there during that time. At around 10 PM, he received a call and he simply froze out of excitement. The call was for him to meet with his idol, Dhoni.
Chef Penned Down A Lovely Memory From His Culinary Career!
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He got a call saying that Dhoni sir is asking for him in the room. He left everything and ran to meet the cricketer, not even waiting to take the elevator. Dhoni called him to know about the dinner menu and talked with him in a mix of Hindi and Tamil languages. Chef gave him some seafood options for dinner but the cricketer refused to eat seafood as he is allergic to it. Instead, he asked the chef for some chicken curry with rice and some Poondu Rasam kedakkuma for his sore throat.
Chef Suresh cooked a gala dinner for Dhoni with Chettinad Chicken, Basmati Rice, Roasted Pappadam, and Rasam with a serving of pepper and garlic. The next morning was a major surprise for him as Dhoni got hold of him and shared how he loved the dinner. We can clearly understand his excitement and surreal experience of interacting with the cricketer in his tweet.
Chef also shared how nothing can top this stunning feeling. Every cricket fan can completely relate to his memorable experience of meeting the idol of crores. It feels like the chef has already lived the dreams of many of us!
Cover Image Courtesy: Twitter/ suresh pillai (@chef_pillai)