Published on 15 Mar 2015 | over 3 years ago
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has emerged as the most successful captain this nation has ever seen. He has also achieved great success in domestic cricket. Harsha Bhogle said recently commenting on his leadership skills and tactics that one cannot understand what's going on in Dhoni's mind. He is captain cool as many say. He is one of those calm minds who are at their creative best, may be dangerous at times.
Some say he is lucky and fortunate to have a good team. But I think that has come a long way now. One cannot ignore the fact that he is unsuccessful abroad (may be his 'luck' doesn't work there). But also the fact remains that he has got India the most prestigious laurels in cricket throughout his career. If that isn't enough to make a tribute, here are some ex-cricketers and most respected legends of the game to say about MS Dhoni.
"Dhoni is my hero. We talk a lot about Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, but this boy has as much as talent as anyone in the game" -- Kapil Dev
"Dhoni is one of the finest leaders in the game in the last 30 years and is at par with the likes of Imran Khan, Mark Taylor and Arjuna Ranatunga."-Ian Chappel
"Dhoni has the respect of all other playing nations. I've found him to be a really strong leader" - Glenn McGrath
"He 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" - Wasim Akram
"He(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" - Ricky Ponting
"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" - Adam Gilchrist
"He 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" - Shoaib Akhtar
"India lucky to have him as captain" - Tom Moody
"I am really gifted to play under the leadership of MSD" -- Micheal Hussey
"When you compare the icons of the game, you have Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar and Dhoni in the same bracket." - Ravi Shastri
" He is a great leader by example. Someone whom I have always admired for his ability to remain balanced and have the sense of equanimity about his captaincy,"- Rahul Dravid
"I don't think one can question MS' leadership"- Virat Kohli
"If i am supposed to select a team Sachin will be the opener and Dhoni will be the captain" -- Steve Waugh
"I would go to war with Dhoni by my side" -- Gary Kirsten
"Dhoni is one of the greatest captain I have ever seen. Dhoni's record is praiseworthy. Twenty-two Test wins is not a small achievement. And the success against Australia has come against the backdrop of the not-so-good times he went through in the last two years" -- Sourav Ganguly
"Dhoni is the best captain I have played under" -- Sachin Tendulkar
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