“Earning respect is important” – MS Dhoni’s success mantra behind brilliant captaincy career


Indian legend and former captain MS Dhoni is one of the best leaders in the history of international cricket. MSD is the only Indian captain to win three ICC trophies, which include the T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup, and the Champions Trophy. Dhoni while speaking at a public event explained his success mantra and also the reason behind his brilliant captaincy career.

MS Dhoni stated that loyalty has a lot to do with the respect factor. MSD said that it is difficult to get that loyalty unless the support staff and other team members respect you. MS Dhoni also stated that actions shall speak louder than words, and added that the whole mantra is more about doing rather than what the individual is speaking.

MS Dhoni reveals about his success mantra

MS Dhoni said (as quoted by PTI), “Loyalty has a lot to do with the respect factor. When you talk about the dressing room, unless the support staff or players respect you, it is difficult to get that loyalty. It is actually about what you are doing and not about what you are speaking. You may not actually speak anything but your conduct can earn that respect.”

Further speaking in the conversation MS Dhoni stated that earning respect as a leader is very important.  MSD also added that an individual shall never try to command respect rather than try to earn it.

He said, “I always felt that earning respect (as a leader) is important as it does not come with the chair or rank. It comes with your conduct. People are insecure at times. Sometimes, even if the team believes in you, you are actually the first person who will not believe in you. To sum it up, don’t try to command respect but earn it, as it is very organic. Once you have that loyalty then the performance too will follow.”

MS Dhoni is one of the most humble cricketers in the modern-day era. MSD has groomed a lot of players under his captaincy including Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja, and many more. MS Dhoni is the most successful team in the history of the Indian Premier League and has the highest win percentage.

MS Dhoni has won a total of five titles for the Chennai Super Kings and has been the captain of the franchise since the start of the IPL.

MS Dhoni, who retired from international cricket in the year 2020, is only seen playing in the Indian Premier League. Dhoni was one of the best finishers of his time and could hit shots at any time of the innings. MSD used to take the game deep and hit shots in the final overs of the innings.

MS Dhoni has scripted many famous wins for the Indian cricket team and also the Indian Premier League. With the IPL 2024 coming up, MSD will once again be seen captaining CSK and also returning to the cricket field. This can be MS Dhoni’s final season of the cash-rich league.

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