Mahendra Singh Dhoni (cricketer): What are some good qualities of MS Dhoni?

During the pre match press meet of Asia Cup Final 6-March-2016,The Reporter asked"What is your favorite Celebration?"
The reply he gave was -- (Just smiled) That's it

From this we can learn confidence,belief in oneself , simplicity ,sense of humor , acting according to situation and enjoying what you have
This is one of the epic reply given by MS Dhoni to a reporter and proved he is the best in the world..
This picture took social media by storm after Bangladesh stunned Pakistan on Wednesday to set up a summit clash with the Men in Blue. Bangladesh cricket team has been on an all time high for quite some time with them beating top nations at home regularly and this particular fan must have been swayed by emotions while taking to Twitter.
Dhoni gave a fitting reply by doing this and finished match
Dhoni is known as one of the best ODI captain the game of cricket has seen and will forever be for a very long time. By far he is one of the most dynamic captain on the field. Some of his tactics like field positions, bowling changes, outthinking the opposition players are mind boggling. His decision making leaves you scratching your head.I would like to iterate a very famous incident here.

Look at this picture

Did it ring any bells ??

This was way back in ICC Cricket T20 World Cup 2007.

Who can forget the famous league match between India and Pakistan which resulted in a TIED situation. The result of the match was to be decided by a bowl-out. And no surprises, India won the bowl-out encounter thus extending their unbeaten record against their arch rivals in World Cup.
The standout personalities in this encounter were Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Robin Uthappa.

While any other captain would prefer regular bowlers in such a pressure cooker situation just as Pakistan did but Dhoni chose two part timers. To say the least, Robin Uthappa wasn't even the part time bowler. He was a wicket-keeper batsman who could roll over his arm just like MS Dhoni himself or AB de Villiers. WHY did he chose Robin Uthappa ?? Something unusual, isn't it. Well Dhoni is best known for this something unusual, be it promoting himself ahead of inform Yuvraj in ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final, or asking Ishant Sharma to bowl short to England batsman at Lord's during India tour of England 2014 which India won out of nowhere.

The story behind this goes like this
The team during practice sessions used to hit the stumps after the sessions were over. Everybody used to hit 10 balls during their workout. Dhoni is such a street smart guy, he used to observe every guy during net sessions. He identified a few guys who could hit the stumps regularly. Guess who was numero uno on his list. Well this time its a surprise !! It was Robin Uthappa.
It was as if Dhoni could read the game from any where and could predict what would happen if a certain situation arise. As luck may have it, in the next encounter against Pakistan, the situation of bowl-out arose and Dhoni was better prepared for such a situation than his counterpart. Even RP Singh admitted that nobody knew that a bowl-out would decide the result of the match. He said Dhoni might have known of such a coming and he had planned everything in advance.

People say that Dhoni just rides his luck, plays by his instincts, makes decision by gut feeling and what not !!. I would like to say he's a better observer of the game than others. Even Dhoni admitted that his gut feeling, his instincts, all this developed as a part of experience which he has gained by playing over the years.

Hats off to the sheer brilliance and artistry of this man !!

Standing tall ever so rightly.
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