MS Dhoni

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No, I am on national duty, everything else can wait.

MS Dhoni (born 7 July 1981) is an Indian middle order batsman, wicket-keeper and former captain of Team India in Test, ODI and T20I.


  • It's like having 100 kg put over you. After that, even if you put a mountain,it will not make any difference.[1]
  • Forget Fear, Do Something Different.[2]
    • Captain Cool. That's the name we've given him because of the ease with which he seems to cope with pressure. Here's his take on handling the hopes of 1.2 billion people.[3]
  • No.I am on National duty, everything else can wait.
    • Just a week before the 2015 World Cup started, Dhoni's firstborn kid, a daughter named Ziva, was born. He was asked if that was playing on his mind.[4]
  • Till full stop doesn't come, the sentence is not complete.
    • Dhoni doesn't give up midway. Halfway through a series, he was asked if India were beaten already.
  • You won't see Sreesanth bat-like Don Bradman just because he wants to bat like one.[5]
    • A big reason for his success as captain is that he is able to understand each individual in the team.
  • I tell my wife she is the only the third most important thing after My Country and My Parents.
    • And Dhoni doesn't make false promises either. He says it like it is.[6]
  • You have every right to ask me that. It's your prerogative. But I have the right to not answer.
    • What's personal stays personal. And dhoni makes sure it is.[7]
    • It’s important to learn and not repeat the same mistakes.[8]
  • I focus on Cricket it's something I am good at. After retiring, I want to serve in the army. It has always been about serving the nation.
    • In dhoni's own words: it's always been about serving the country.[9]
  • When you die, you die. You don't think which is a better way to die.
    • MS Dhoni was asked which series whitewash hurt more, the 2011 tour of England or the one of Australia later that year. This is how he responded.[10]
  • I don't mind repeating everything [11]
  • I have three dogs at home. Even after losing a series or winning a series, they treat me the same way.[12]
    • But remember, his victories outnumber the defeats. Having won the World Cup in T20s and ODIs and also having won the Champions Trophy final, he was asked what he was left with.[13]
  • Nobody saw form. It's the state of mind where you are confident and you think very positively.
    • Half the battle is in your head. What does dhoni think about form?[14]
  • Frankly speaking, I don't understand Duckworth lewis. I just wait for the umpire's decision.
    • Reads the game better than anyone else and yet, isn't afraid to admit what he doesn't understand.[15]

Quotes on MS Dhoni

  • You just can't bowl spin to MS Dhoni in the death overs. He is simply the best in the World.
  • The best compliment for me is when someone says they'll pay to watch me play. And I can say that I'll pay to watch MS Dhoni bat. MS is not the next Gilchrist. He's the first MS Dhoni.
  • MS Dhoni is the best finisher right now in world cricket. I look up to him and try to learn.
  • I am learning the ropes of captaincy from MS Dhoni.
  • I would go to war with Dhoni by my side.
  • Dhoni has the respect of all other playing nations. I've found him to be a really strong leader.
  • MS Dhoni still the best bet as Test and ODI captain. No calmer finisher than Dhoni.
  • If 15 runs are needed of the last over, pressure is on the bowler,not on MS Dhoni.
  • Dhoni is one of the finest leaders in the game in the last 30 years and is at par with the likes Imran Khan, Mark Taylor and Arjun Ranatunga.
  • MS Dhoni is the best captain I have ever seen.
  • One inch here and there and a guy like Dhoni could take you apart. He is a great finisher, he is cool and calm and backs himself. He is a strong character.
  • I'm really lucky to play under the leadership of MSD.
  • The coolest man in world cricket, MS Dhoni delivers when it matters the most.
  • When Dhoni is at the other end, you don't need to worry as his partner. He takes the entire responsibility of finishing the game on his shoulders.
  • Need a six in pressure situation? Call MS Dhoni.
  • When you compare the icons of the game, you have Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar and Dhoni in the same bracket.
  • If you want to learn batting, bat with MS Dhoni.
  • MS Dhoni has done a pretty good job for the team. Leading a team to such a triumph just after taking over as captain is a great achievement.
  • Dhoni is best captain I have played under.
  • Dhoni is the greatest captain of our country. His record is proof of that.
  • Dhoni is a very smart man and intelligent captain and manages his resources perfectly. India is blessed to have someone as level-headed as him at the helm.
  • If I am supposed to select a team Sachin will be the opener and Dhoni will be the captain.
  • Dhoni has got ability of rising from ashes. It is his temperament where he has treated those two imposters- fame and failure- in just the same manner.
  • Men like Adam Gilchrist (96.95), Viv Richrards (90.20) and Kapil Dev (95.07) have better strike rates than Dhoni. A few like Sachin Tendulkar (18,176),Sanath Jayasuriya (13,430) and Ricky Ponting (13,695) would always remain out of his reach by way of runs. But it's difficult to think if these legends could have donned as many hats as Dhoni does- a batsman, keeper, captain and finisher- and done as well over a period of time. He also hardly misses a game.
  • India is lucky to have Dhoni as captain.
  • I don't think one can question MS' leadership.
  • Dhoni has evolved as a leader, not just as a cricketer. In my opinion,if you see his records, he is definitely the best captain India ever had.
  • The Indian cricket system has to feed off Virat Kohli. Going from MS Dhoni to Kohli has been a drastic change. Dhoni is so calm and Kohli is the complete opposite.
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