Krunal Pandya was impressed with MS Dhoni's ability to handle pressure and his simplicity.
Under Dhoni's captaincy, India had clinched the 50-over World Cup in 2011 and the World Twenty20 in 2007.
The 27-year-old Krunal feels that despite achieving so much in his career, Dhoni is still down to Earth and it is amazing to see the way he carries himself.
"I told myself: 'I want to be like him.' The way he carries himself, his simplicity, grace, he's achieved so much, but is so down to earth," the Mumbai Indians cricketer added.
Earlier in the day, Krunal Pandya along with top-order batsman Shreyas Iyer departed to join the Indian team camp for the first of three match T20I series, starting from November 4 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Krunal will be hoping to make his debut in the shortest format of the game against the Windies. He has played 62 T20s and has impressed for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL.