Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has lauded an upcoming singer for composing a song in praise of Team India that played on TV channels ahead of the semifinals and final of the Champions Trophy in July.
"Dhoni appeared very happy when I gave him a CD that has three songs," said Rohan Deo Pathak, who took up singing as profession after being praised by former President A P J Abdul Kalam in 2002 when the singer was still in school.
The 22-year-old Pathak composed and sang two songs - one exclusively praising Dhoni's style of playing after watching him playing in an ODI against England at the JSCA stadium, and the other when Team India entered the final of this year's Championship Trophy.
Both the songs caught the attention of print and electronic media, besides the one praising Team India being uploaded in youtube.
"Dhoni said 'sure', when I requested him to give his feedback on my third song in the CD," Pathak, who yesterday went to the captain's house at Harmu colony here to gift the CD, said.
"I could not believe an icon like Dhoni to be so down to earth when he spoke to me," Pathak praised.