Well this man, MSD is my role model… and here goes the post on him….
MSD, I feel is the best thing to have happened to Indian Cricket. I read somewhere that as a kid, Mahi enjoyed soccer much more than cricket, but thankfully his interests took a u-turn and he turned to cricket. He has had a journey of sorts and today he is wat he is because of his hard work, He started his debut at 18 as a middle-order batsman with the Jharkhand team. From being a powerful hitter, he is responsibly turned to a mature player today. His journey has been really long from junior cricket to Bihar team to India ‘A’ team and has efficiently moved to the international platform and has proved his mettle at leadership, managerial and match winning skills. His success rate is just amazing. Amazing is too less a word to describe his captaincy… It has been splendid and fantabulous….
MSD, as a batsman, as a keeper, as a captain, as a mentor and lastly as a person, is just one of those very few you could find. (Just Like me ;-))
MSD, AS A CAPTAIN,
Well to start with, MSD’s name was suggested to the BCCI by Sachin Tendulkar himself. Just this thing is enough to prove his caliber.
MSD is yet to lose a test series as a captain. Out of the seven series he has captained, he has won five and drawn 2… now tats what we say is Success…
His success % as a ODI captain is 62 (these days we see the team winning more often 🙂 ) which has been the best when compared to previous captain. Of course there is no comparison to captains like Sunny, Bishen Singh, Kapil and other legends. But Mahi has received tremendous appreciation from these all time captains. Kapil dev often quotes that Mahi is a better captain than himself…. he is the first Indian captain to win 9 ODIs in a row…
But people say that MSD has got loads of luck but what I say is luck favors the bravest and smartest…
MSD, AS A BATSMAN,
Mahi got introduced himself as a Flamboyant and destructive batsman. His 183 not out against Lanka would still be fresh in the minds of his fans. He has managed to remain on top of the charts for ICC ODI Batsman rankings.
MSD, AS A KEEPER,
MSD, the keeper and the skipper of the Great Indian team has managed to balance his roles and responsibilities on field. It’s not all that easy to keep and captain at the same time, but yes MSD is captain cool and he has entrusted Zak with the responsibility of setting up the field and mentoring the pace bowlers. And now for the stats, he holds the record for most catches by an Indian player in an innings. Dhoni also equaled Syed Kirmani’s record for most dismissals in an innings by an Indian wicket-keeper.
Ok enough of statistics, now for some touching moments……
· Remember when dada announced his retirement suddenly, MSD hands over the captaincy to dada for sometime …
· Remember MSD carrying Jumbo on his shoulders when jumbo was to retire….
· Remember MSD taking his guys out to watch Om Shanthi Om, who cares if its deepika or kareena, he is captain cool….
· Remember the T20 World cup victory… As his team mates celebrated a great Indian victory over arch-rivals Pakistan to clinch the Twenty20 World Cup, Dhoni was busy attending to a young Indian fan, who got the captains shirt as the souvenir for the memorable win at the Wanderers. In a touching gesture, Dhoni not only gifted his shirt but also helped the young lad to put it on.
There have been many other moments, on and off the field that just describes his sweetness beyond words.
Now for the final stuff,
DHONI, THE ACTOR,
All of us would have seen so many advertisements endorsed by MSD and man what a cool actor he is… the funkiest of the pick would be Mysore Sandal Soap and Orient PSPO fan 😉
He is my role model, I draw a lot of inspiration from him, for the kind of talent he possesses he still has his head stuck to his shoulders…