Mahendra Singh Dhoni was an Indian international cricketer. He also led team India as a captain. He was known for its calm attitude and excellent leadership skills. Under Mahendra Singh Dhoni captaincy, India Wins World cup in ODI format second time.
He recently retired from international cricket on 15 August 2020. So here, we have shared some of the best MS Dhoni Quotes, which is about motivation and leadership.
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MS Dhoni Quotes
I am in the hands of Deori Maa. Every time I come to Ranchi, I visit her temple. I still remember my first visit.
I never allow myself to be pressured.
I care most about how people live their lives, what choices they make, and how they get the best from themselves.
I am always the one who is responsible for anything bad that happens in Indian cricket. Everything that happens is because of me.
Going out for rides with my friends and having lunch or dinner at a roadside hotel – that’s my favourite time-pass.
For me, opposition is just another opposition.
I don’t like discussing cricket off the field.
The era of playing aggressive cricket and to have the mid-on up is gone. You now try to read the mindset of a batsman.
I really don’t care what people say; I found Srinivasan as someone who was always there to help cricketers.
I have more than I will ever need for one life.
Unless you know the individual, it’s very difficult to advise that individual as to what he needs to do.
Cricket is not everything, not by any means, but it is a large part of who I am.
My wife wants me to eat fish; she says it is delicious. But I don’t like fish, so that is that.
Getting up quite late in the morning, going and trying to clean my bikes – I have quite a few of them in Ranchi – spending some time with my family, my parents and friends. Going out for rides with my friends and having lunch or dinner at a roadside hotel – that’s my favourite time-pass. These are the sort of things that really excite me.
Since 2005, I have not spent much time with my family. In fact I have spent more time at the Taj Landsend in Mumbai. It was my 100th visit recently, which means I have spent more than 400 days in that hotel, and that is a lot more than I have spent with my family.
Let me tell you, it is an absolute lie that I told a probe panel that Meiyappan was only a cricket enthusiast. All I said is he had nothing to do with the team’s on-field cricketing decisions. I can’t even pronounce the word ‘enthusiast.’
I believe in giving more than 100% on the field, and I don’t really worry about the result if there’s great commitment on the field. That’s victory for me.
When I was playing for my school, the only thing I wanted to do was get selected for the Under-16 or the Under-19 district teams. When I was selected for the district, I would think about the next level, which was getting selected for the state side.
A lot of things have changed since I made my debut in 2004. The way cricket is played has changed. The kind of players that are coming in the Indian team are drastically different than what we were used to. My role is quite the same. You only evolve with time, and that’s what I am trying to do.
One of my theories is to be captain on the field and off the field, you need to totally enjoy each other’s company. I don’t like discussing cricket off the field.
MS Dhoni Quotes About Motivation
It’s important to learn and not repeat the same mistakes. What’s done is done.
When people talk about South Africa, it’s all about lions and elephants. But when we talk about India, we talk about tigers.
Finishing is one of the most difficult things to do in cricket. A player can’t be a finisher in just 6 months or one year.
You have to be used to that responsibility, keeping on doing what is required from you over a period of time.
If you play cricket for India, money is bound to come, and with IPL in and match money of the Ranjhi trophy, I think money is there. There’s no good reason why you should not work hard, because at the end of the day, you want to play for your country.
I don’t regret anything in life. What does not kill you makes you stronger.
If you don’t perform, and you’re part of the team, whether you’re playing your first Test or 50th Test match, criticism goes hand in hand, so that’s something you can’t really get away from. If you don’t perform, you will be criticised.
I am touched by the admiration and ovation I receive from CSK fans, which will always remain close to my heart.
I feel some of the sides are blessed when it comes to having allrounders.
For me, fielding and running between the wickets are two things that are very important. For that, you need to motivate the guys about how much of an effect it will have on the game.
I have always believed that process is more important than results.
In tennis ball cricket, even it’s hit from the toe of the bat, the ball still travels a lot, but in normal cricket, it has to be the middle part of the bat, so it requires a lot of work.
I live in the present with an eye on the future.
You learn a lot more when you’re going through a rough period compared to the good times when everything goes your way.
Please criticize me, but how can you accuse me of something like fixing a cricket game after all that the game has given me.
I don’t mind repeating everything.
I think it is always a challenge when you go and play abroad. You are competing against the home team, and they know the conditions well. Their fast bowlers always know which length to bowl and also the areas in which they need to bowl.
After the first ball is bowled, it’s only chaos. What you are trying to do is you’re trying to manage the chaos. It’s not like a script that happens.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
You may earn whatever money you earn as a cricketer, but you want to play for your country. At the end of the day, you want to do something special. There are plenty of people who earn 50 crores or 100 crores as businessmen or big professionals or who are really doing well in business. But what gives pleasure to your mom and dad is the fame.
Till the full stop doesn’t come, the sentence isn’t complete.
Cricketers have a very short shelf life. On an average, you make money through cricket for five years, but you need to survive for sixty years.
Winning the World Cup was very special because it meant so much to so many. One thing about our country that is constant is cricket. The smile it brought to people’s faces was the thing I shall always remember. It reminded me, reminded all of us, of our importance to the lives of the Indian people less lucky than we are.
MS Dhoni Movie Quotes
I tell my wife she is only the third most important thing after my country and my parents, in that order.
Movies are a big part of our Indian culture.
During a packed season, maintaining fitness becomes tough because you can’t put too much effort into it. You’re constantly monitoring workloads.
From when I was a young boy, I read books on weapons and tanks and combat. I was so interested in the army.
One thing about our country that is constant is cricket.
I love to be in the moment. I love to analyse things a bit.
When I’m at home, I love playing action-oriented computer games.
Spirit of cricket is not about just the guidelines provided.
India-Pakistan matches always capture the imagination of people from either side.
What captains want is players who move well in the field.
I used to play a lot of tennis-ball cricket.
The biggest problem is when a player asks a captain why he is not playing but does not want an honest answer.
We have always made sure that players who have played for CSK, even those who came from other franchises for whatever reason, have performed well.
I love being in the present. When I was playing for my school, the only thing I wanted to do was get selected for the under-16 or the under-19 district teams. When I was selected for the district, I would think about the next level, which was getting selected for the state side. I’m a person who lives very in the moment.
Our biggest strength has always been the fans. All over, wherever we have gone, CSK has got support.
The more allrounders you have, the more difficult it becomes for the opposition. The reason being, if you have players who can bat and bowl, and if they are proper allrounders – they may be spinning or fast-bowling allrounders – they add to the strength of the team.
What is important is to have a positive intent right from the start, and positive intent doesn’t always mean looking for the big shots. Positive intention when it comes to defending a ball or looking for a single.