India’s top diplomat Syed Akbaruddin was inspired by MS Dhoni’s mantra while pursuing Masood Azhar case

The mood across India is quite upbeat ever since the UNSC designated Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

Syed Akbaruddin
Syed Akbaruddin. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The mood across India is quite upbeat ever since the United Nations Security Council designated Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, thanks to China’s softened stand. While the ruling BJP credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what is being seen as a major diplomatic win, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin decided to present his views in another way and it was related with cricket.

MS Dhoni’s ‘Never say time’s up’ approach

On Wednesday, Akbaruddin said he followed veteran Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s “never say time’s up” and “never give up early” mantras while trying to convince the big powers about blacklisting Azhar. He said that he is a believer in Dhoni’s approach.


“I am a believer in MS Dhoni’s approach… thinking that there is more time than what you think there is while trying to fulfil any goal. Never say time’s up. Never give up early,” the top diplomat was quoted as saying by the daily.

It was after the world body listed Azhar as a global terrorist after China lifted its technical hold on the resolution. Being a permanent member of the Security Council, Beijing had used its veto power on more than one occasion to bar India’s efforts in getting Azhar designated as a global terrorist, leaving New Delhi frustrated.

However, the latest development over the Pakistan-based terrorist is being seen as a major gain for India. Following the designation, Azhar’s financial assets will be frozen and he will be stopped from travelling across the world. JeM is suspected of masterminding a number of terror acts in India and it also claimed responsibility for the recent attack in Pulwama that killed 40 CRPF personnel.

Akbaruddin’s analogy of Dhoni’s life philosophy shows how much he is followed across all quarters. Even a top diplomat is inspired by the 37-year-old who is set to play his fourth and final World Cup with all fitness and form, both with the gloves and the bat.

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