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Happy Birthday M S DHONI


Leadership of MSD

M S Dhoni is one of the most successful cricket captains in the world. He has led India to many victories and has been an inspiration to many.

Born on 7th of July,1981, the Captain Cool will become 42 years old,in 2023.But age has never been the primary problem for him. Fit as a horse and wise as an elephant, let’s look at some of the lessons everyone can learn from him.

Some of his achievements are:

1. The first captain to make India reach the top of test rankings in 2009.
2. The first wicket-keeper to lead India in Test cricket and to make 4000+ runs.
3. The most successful test captain with 27 test wins and an unbeaten winning streak of nine tests.
4. The highest total by a wicket-keeper in ODI cricket (183) and the highest number of stumpings (120).
5. The first non-Australian captain to win 100 matches and the only captain to win all three ICC trophies (T20, ODI and Champions Trophy).
6. The IPL captain for most times (11) and the most successful IPL captain with 5 titles.

He also holds numerous records in international cricket such as having the most stumpings in international cricket with 256, which is 40 more than the second-highest. He was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian honours, in 2009. In addition, Dhoni received the Padma Bhushan in 2018 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the sport.

MSD with major trophies
MS DHONI with major trophies

Here are some of the leadership lessons that can be learned from him:

  1. Stay calm under pressure: Dhoni is known for his calmness under pressure. He never loses his cool even in the most stressful situations. This is an important quality for any leader.
  2. Lead by example: Dhoni leads by example. He always puts his team first and never takes credit for their success. This is a great quality for any leader.
  3. Communicate effectively: Dhoni is a great communicator. He knows how to get his message across to his team in a clear and concise manner.
  4. Be decisive: Dhoni is known for his decision-making skills. He makes quick decisions and sticks to them.
  5. Be adaptable: Dhoni is adaptable and can change his game plan according to the situation.
  6. Be positive: Dhoni always maintains a positive attitude even in difficult situations.
  7. Be humble: Dhoni is humble and never lets his success get to his head.
  8. Be patient: Dhoni is patient and knows that success takes time.
  9. Be a good listener: Dhoni is a good listener and always takes feedback from his team.
  10. Learn from your mistakes: Dhoni learns from his mistakes and uses them as an opportunity to improve.
  11. Stay focused: Dhoni always stays focused on his goals and never gets distracted by external factors.
  12. Believe in yourself: Dhoni believes in himself and his team, which is why he has been so successful.
Think like MSD
Think like MSD

How to develop skills like MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni is known for his leadership skills and his ability to stay calm under pressure. He has developed these skills over the years through hard work and dedication. Here are some of the ways he has developed his skills:

  • 1. Continuous learning: Dhoni is always learning and improving his skills. He started his career as an aggressive batsman and as he progressed his career he molded himself as a batsman who can hold the innings in the middle and finishes the game at the end.
  • 2. Confidence: Dhoni has great confidence in his abilities. He believes in himself and his team, which is why he has been so successful.
  • 3. Focus: Dhoni has immense ability to insulate himself from the surrounding environment and continue to focus on the job.
  • 4. Problem-solving: Dhoni is a great problem solver. He analyzes issues and comes up with solutions that work.
  • 5. Integrity: Dhoni displays high integrity and honesty.
  • 6. Game awareness: Dhoni’s skills as a wicketkeeper improved as his game awareness improved.
  • 7. Stress management: Dhoni manages periods of high stress without losing his composure which is key to long term success and good health.

He is so much renowned as a person that in a podcast between BeeeBiceps(Ranveer Allahabadia) and scholar Abhijit Chavda, both agreed that they think MS Dhoni is the one and perfect contender for becoming the PM of India.


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