Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has won three ICC trophies for India under captaincy, recently celebrated his 40th birthday. He is the only captain in the world to win all three ICC trophies. Along with Dhoni’s game, the world sees his leadership as an iron. Former India cricketer Akash Chopra also acknowledged Dhoni’s leadership. Dhoni has brought a new dimension of leadership along with his leadership, Chopra said. Under Mahi’s leadership, India won the T20 World Cup in 2007, the World Cup in 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.
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Akash Chopra on his YouTube channel, “Dhoni has taught us a new way of leadership. Sourav looked for players, but he (Dhoni) groomed him. They created an atmosphere that brought out the best in those players. Former captain Dhoni has captained India in 200 ODIs, of which India won 110 matches. In T20 cricket, India have won 41 matches out of 72 matches.
Cricketer-turned-commentator Chopra cited the example of fast bowler Deepak Chahar, who claimed that Dhoni had made him an expert in death overs. “He understands what a player can and cannot do. Deepak Chahar is an example of how he prepared himself for death overs. This is what makes Dhoni a great hero. You rarely see him lose his temper.
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The former cricketer praised Dhoni’s calm demeanor, saying: “His ability to read the game is amazing. You don’t want your captain to lose his cool and let you express your feelings. You rarely see Dhoni get angry. His captaincy style is completely different. He trusts you and is behind you. If done wrong, he can handle it, and this confidence takes him to a different level.