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THE MAN- IRON MAN

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…

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7 Comments

  1. Hi,

    MS Dhoni, One of mine and everybody’s favorite Pick 🙂 He is definitely the most successful Captain now not only in India, but compared to other captain’s also….:) He is the best in all formats of the game….thats for sure!!! it is gonna be always less how much ever v comment on him….lets hope that MSD gets going n brings more n more glory for The Indian Cricket.

    Im Glad U chose MSd this Tym 🙂

    Good Going Nadhi…Keep Rocking 🙂

    Regards
    Bhuvan.

    • yes how much ever we say about MSD, its gonna be less…..

  2. Yeah Nadhiya!

    Cheers for having the same thought on MSD a gr8 Player and a GR8 Leader after Saurav Ganguly.Though the departure of Saurav had made me feel little anxious on who will lead Team India,As he was the Person who brought Indian Team to a great level when it was Deeply involved in Match Fixing and other issues.I am happy the way Our Indian Team is performing and the leadership qualities of MDS has been brilliant…….

    Hats Off to Saurav also for his great captaincy through out his period at the helm.The Spat between Saurav and his coach was unacceptable.I blame the coach for the Bad Phase of Saurav during his lean period.The Coach had no right to Question the capabilities of Saurav when he had Proven track record of his captaincy.

    Anyways Life goes on and So Cricket, nobody waits for each other.Lets hope that we get the World Cup Home this time Under the captaincy of MSD and the Guidance and runs from Sachin’s Willow.

    My dream is that Sachin should be the Man of the series for the World cup and should get the cup home after Kapil’s devils acheived it the feat.

    Who’s after MSD can be thought later as there is so many years ahead of him to play and captain Indian Team.

    CHEERS once Again ,and lets pray that India wins the World cup this tema as also was the Dream of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.

    • Well well ravi, sachin is god…… and yeah he is a capable captain, he shines in all formats of the game……. just that, wen he was the captian, the team dint perform that well… Noone can match sachin’s rcords…. and yes lets home ur dream turns out to be a reality someday…..

  3. hi babe, wat ever it is it was too informative n very impressive for a person lik me…u knw rite !!!

  4. I’m no more a big fan of Cricket but whenevr this man is on the pitch I could not resist myself watching his inning.. I wish if I have patience that I can watch him keeping all his inning..
    To cut the long story short, Dhoni has given a nice break to iNDIA, which iNDIAN Cricket team was missing all these team..

  5. Very nice article. I specially liked the humane / sportsman part of the MSD story that you wrote about. We tend to forget such things when statistics are being talked about. 🙂

    Dhoni the captain is certainly the best if you compare it with Dhoni the keeper or batsman. Yes, he can bat well, no doubt about that. But I’m more biased towards batsmen who have fluid technique to hit ground strokes between fielders rather than those that use muscle power to bludgeon balls out of the boundary. Its a personal taste, just like Federer vs Nadal!

    Nice article again 🙂


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