There's more to Dhoni than cricket

In one of his first interviews, when he was asked what was the most valuable lesson he had learnt from his seniors in the dressing room? He said: "Rahul (Dravid) told me to learn to say No".

updated: July 20, 2011 23:01 IST
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New Delhi: No matter how good or great a player he is, or goes on to become, Mahendra Singh Dhoni will always be remembered as a captain who led India to two World titles. But there is more to him than cricket and his on-field achievements which make him an idol worth emulating. (Pics: MS Dhoni - 30 Years, 30 Achievements)

No, I am not going to talk about how he hit that World Cup winning six in the World Cup final or what made him give the ball to Joginder Sharma to bowl the last over in the T20 World Cup title clash in 2007. Enough's been said about all that. Dhoni himself has given the details in interviews and TV commercials. (Pics: Dhoni turns 30)

What I really like about him is the way he keeps away from all the attention when not playing. He does not make unnecessary noises unlike other players. He gives opinion when asked and in the most forthright way.

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