For some reasons, I adore this man. Many says he is a Poster Boy, many says he is a Cool Headed person, many says he is a Man onto Mission but for me he is a perfect Men Manager. The way he marshalls his resources even during the critical times says it all. He knows how to handle the possible resources available. Its always not easy for a man who is coming from a lesser known city in Ranchi and taking over the prestigious post in Indian industry, captain of team India.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni comes from a humble Indian middle-class background. He didn’t go to a high-tech academy to learn his cricket, didn’t have the best of facilities and exposure nor the super fine cricket kits we see these days. He was nowhere in the scene in his under-19 years, didn’t have a popular coach to back him, tell people what this long haired dude was capable of.
- He is the only captain who has led India to all three major ICC events. ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC World Twenty20 and ICC Champions Trophy.
- Dhoni is the fourth fastest batsman who has completed 8000 runs in New Zealand fifth and final match.
- In 2008 and 2009 Dhoni was awarded the ICC Player of the Year trophy.
- In 2007 and 2009 he recieved Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Padma Shri in respective years.
- In 2011, 2012, 2013 under Dhoni’s captaincy India was named as ICC team of the year.
- Dhoni has won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007.
- 2011 CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in sports.
Dhoni is not just a player, he is a feeling. A feeling of dedication, hard work and passion. He shows us that you can be a successful and effective leader and yet be humble and kind. As he steps down from the captaincy, we thank him for the memories, nerve wrecking performances and the love he has given to the nation as a CAPTAIN. He will always be our ‘THE CAPTAIN COOL’.