Updated: Aug 27, 2020
M S Dhoni finishes off in style!
In what can be the most emotional day for every cricket nerd across the world and especially Indians is that the cricketing giant, M S Dhoni bids adieu to his stunning career. At exactly, 7:29 p.m. on 15th August the legend shared on his social media handle a video reminiscing his sterling career with a beautiful song setting the tone of the same.
Injecting this news was difficult for every millennial who were raised in an era when Dhoni single-handedly helped the Indian cricket team cross the line of triumph with his sheer brilliance.
Be it by donning the gloves from behind the stumps or holding the willow in his hand, there was a sense of hope that was instilled in the hearts of every Indian cricket fans that the match is in control.
As rightly pointed out by one of his fans in a match, that when “all the players displayed an ordinary performance in a particular day this man raises his head and says I’m there.”
M S Dhoni: An aura that speaks volumes of his success story
Drawing curtains to an illustrious career spanning 18 years, he has seen it all. Embracing the ups and downs as parts and parcels of the life, he has developed a very calm and composed persona which is always a talking point whenever his success story is thrown into the spotlight. As quipped by his several friends from the cricketing arena, M S Dhoni carries an aura which very few possess.
Being humble and so connected with his roots even after attaining stardom is proof that there is not going to be another M S Dhoni in the world of cricket or any discipline. Man of highest self-esteem is regarded as one of the tallest cricketers to etch his name as the best finisher to ever dawn the national jersey for any team ever since the advent of the great game.
When talking about the greats of the game, it would be an injustice on his part if the light is not thrown on his statistics which will continue to reverberate even if the legend doesn’t embellish the 22 yards.
Taking a glance at his scorecard, the Ranchi stalwart, M S Dhoni amassed 10,773 runs at an incredible average of 50.53 as far as the One Day International cricket is concerned whereas the champion added 4876 to his name in the longest format of the game.
While the statistics are enough to speak out loud about his enriching career, his flattering walk from the pavilion to the ground after the team lost its fifth wicket will always be cherished by the immortal fans of the discipline.
Climbing the ladders of success gradually, he added feathers to the resplendent cap of Indian cricket with winning three ICC trophies under his leadership. Known for his ability to absorb pressure at the most critical moments, he made several decisions in each of these ICC trophies to which a lot of people raised eyebrows initially. However, MS Dhoni is a captain who equivocally masters the art of changing people’s emotions.
While any player would crave for a farewell match to end a career, here comes M S Dhoni who finished off in style which I didn’t like. Well, to face the reality it was an honor for me to be born in an era in which Dhoni shouldered the responsibility to lead the team from the front. Wishing happiness to his second innings in life!
As they say it, every good thing comes to an end with time. Now that the most successful captain in the history of Indian cricket will never swing his bat to drench the spectators in the shower of sixes, it will take time for every die-hard cricket fans to accept the new normal for the forever-changed dynamic of the team. Let’s face it with the positive hope that the Indian cricket team finds another player who can fill the massive boots left behind by the legend in the times to come.