New Delhi, August 19
Being emotionally indifferent from outcomes contributed considerably to the stellar success of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, says his former India teammate VVS Laxman.
From his calm manner to turning into the one captain to have received all of the ICC trophies, Dhoni shocked the cricketing world by quitting worldwide cricket on August 15 with a brief word on his Instagram account. Laxman congratulated the 39-year-old for a path-breaking run.
“…I always felt that captaining the Indian team is probably the toughest challenge for anyone because there’s so much expectation from everyone around the world. But MS Dhoni has always been emotionally detached from the results,” mentioned Laxman.
“The way he has inspired millions of Indians, not only the sports fans but millions of Indians on how to conduct and how to become an ambassador of your country, how to carry yourself in the public domain. And that’s why he’s so respected,” he mentioned.
Laxman mentioned the previous wicketkeeper-batsman has set an instance for the longer term era of cricketers together with his conduct and contribution to the sport.
“Love comes from the fans for your cricketing achievements, but respect comes by the way you have conducted yourself, the way you carried yourself,” mentioned Laxman.
“When you see the social media posts, it is not solely from the previous gamers or the cricketing followers, it is from all of the Indians, whether or not you are taking movie stars, socialites, esteemed businessmen, politicians,” he pointed.
“Around the world, all the former cricketers, all the cricketing fraternity have thanked MS Dhoni for his contribution not to Indian cricket, but world cricket,” Laxman added. PTI