Dhoni until date stays the one captain who bagged all three ICC trophies, moreover main India to No 1 rating in Test cricket. Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting, who mggasterminded two World Cup wins for his staff in 2003 and 2007, mentioned Dhoni by no means let feelings get the higher of him, the key behind his profitable stint as captain.
“He [MS Dhoni] never seems to let his emotions get the better of him, which is a really good trait in a leader – as hard as I tried when I was on the field, I could never quite stay in complete control of my emotions.” Ricky Ponting advised information.com.au.
“Indian teams always seemed to lift when he was captain. He always seemed to have this knack to be able to get the best out of his players. You knew that he had things under control, and his teammates loved that about him,” the previous Aussie cricketer additional mentioned.
“I spend a lot of time in India now, so I know how revered he is in that part of the world. Even when you travel around the world and you listen to cricket fans, they talk about Dhoni and his leadership and how calm he seems to be under pressure on the field,” he mentioned.
Ponting, who coach Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020, mentioned that he’s wanting ahead to satisfy Chennai Super Kings, which is being led by Dhoni.
“Chennai have been one of the most consistently strong and competitive teams in the IPL, and a lot of that’s got to come down to his [MS Dhoni’s] leadership as well. I’m looking forward to coaching against him now and making sure he doesn’t win any game off his own bat when Chennai play the Delhi Capitals,” Ponting added.
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