“Earning respect is important”: MS Dhoni’s success mantra behind his brilliant career as captain

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Indian legend and former captain MS Dhoni He is one of the best leaders in the history of international cricket. MSD is the only Indian captain to have won three ICC trophies, which include the T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup and Champions Trophy. While speaking at a public event, Dhoni explained his success mantra and also the reason behind his brilliant career as captain.

MS Dhoni He stated that loyalty has a lot to do with the respect factor. MSD said it’s hard to get that loyalty unless support staff and other team members respect you. MS Dhoni also stated that actions will speak louder than words and added that the entire mantra is more about doing than what the individual says.

MS Dhoni reveals his success mantra

MS Dhoni said (quoted by PTI), “Loyalty has a lot to do with the respect factor. When you talk about the locker room, unless the coaching staff or the players respect you, it’s hard to get that loyalty. It’s really about what you’re doing and not what you’re talking about. You may not actually say anything, but your behavior can earn you that respect.”

Later in the conversation, MS Dhoni stated that earning respect as a leader is very important. MSD also added that an individual should never try to command respect rather than earn it.

He said, “I always felt that earning respect (as a leader) is important as it does not come with the chair or the rank. It comes with your behavior. People sometimes feel insecure. Sometimes, even if the team believes in you, you are actually the first person who won’t believe in you. In short, don’t try to command respect but rather earn it, as it is very organic. Once you have that loyalty, the performance will follow too.”

MS Dhoni is one of the most humble cricketers of the modern era. MSD has groomed many players under his captaincy including Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja and many more. MS Dhoni is the most successful team in the history of the Indian Premier League and has the highest winning percentage.

MS Dhoni has won a total of five titles for the Chennai Super Kings and has been the captain of the franchise since the inception of the IPL.

MS Dhoni, who retired from international cricket in the year 2020, is only seen playing in the Indian Premier League. Dhoni was one of the best finishers of his time and could play shots at any point in the innings. MSD used to deepen the game and play shots in the last overs of the innings.

MS Dhoni has scripted many famous victories for the Indian cricket team and also for the Indian Premier League. With IPL 2024 approaching, MSD will once again be seen captaining CSK and also returning to the cricket field. This may be MS Dhoni’s last season in the cash-rich league.