“Dhoni finishes off in style, one last time.” (Dhoni unleash batting beast)
He is someone who is loved across borders, someone who is the perfect finisher and someone who is the embodiment of calmness.
The recent outbreak of news of the retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni from the captaincy from the ODI and T20 tournaments of Indian Cricket Team has been more of a shock for everyone in the world.
It was under his captaincy that India climbed to No.1 in ICC Test Rankings in December 2009. After that he managed to lead India in a series levelling World Championship of tests. Dhoni has seen an illustrious career as an ODI and T20 captain, leading Indian Cricket Team to win World Cups in both the formats. He is the first and only skipper to win five major cricketing tournaments (Asia Cup T20, ICC World Cup T20, ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy and Asia Cup).
His calm influence rubbing off on all his team-mates and truly described his level of handling pressure was incredible. He has not only been India’s best captain but also a great gentleman who not only binded the team members but also gave utmost worth guidance to the young talent that has been coming up. We have witnessed the last overs under pressure on the field and Dhoni always finishing off in style. The World Cup on the home soil stands out as the highlight of Dhoni’s tenure as a captain. In the final, he was instrumental with the bat scoring 91 not out in the man-of-the-match display against Sri Lanka.
Every era comes out with highs and lows, how you manage that is what that matters, which we all can proudly say that Dhoni managed the best. Dhoni has the uniqueness to respond to a tough situation with ease. He does not involve himself emotionally, and that’s his quality. And as he has always quotes, “Your humble background is your strength and not weakness.”
Coming from a very humble family, he has not only marked a place for his family but also his place of birth on the world map. A journey of hard work, calmness, defeats and passion can be very well traced down from his life, so-much-so that a biopic called “M.S. Dhoni, an untold story” has also marked a special place for all Dhoni fans.
Being a sports-person myself and leading the teams for various tournaments, M.S. Dhoni has surely been a great support of motivation and self-belief. One thing I have learned from his is that no matter what the situation is or no matter how badly you are injured during a game, the ball is in your court till you believe in the game till the last shot. The leadership skills displayed by him will undoubtedly always stand matchless. Keeping the country’s game aside, M.S. Dhoni has showed brilliant piece of captaincy and his skill of being The Dhoni unleash batting beast in the Indian Premier League (IPL) while leading the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) where they won the IPL season thrice and the Champions Trophy once. The men in yellow have the most consistent team of the tournament so far (till it was disintegrated). The series of triumph has been countless and very remarkable in his records so far.
Adding to the bag, the Indian Territorial Army conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Dhoni. Having received the Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dhoni has been unstoppable since then. He has mastered the true example of being a true gentleman, Dhoni unleash batting beast, a perfect leader and a great sportsman. Under his leadership, the Indian team has touched new heights and the achievements will remain etched forever in the annals of the Indian Cricket.
He is a great leader by example. Someone whom I have always admired for his ability to remain balanced and has a sense of equanimity about his captaincy. Last mention coming from being a cricket lover myself, it’s always that when people talk about South Africa, they always talk about Elephants and Lions, but I want when we talk about the greatest Indian skipper of all times, we talk about M.S. Dhoni and about him being The Dhoni unleash batting beast.
“Till the full stop doesn’t come, the sentence is not complete.”
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