MS Dhoni reveals why he prefers handing over the trophy to the youngsters

MS Dhoni reveals why he prefers handing over the trophy to the youngsters

He has won many trophies while he was at the helm but more often than not he used to perish in the background while clicking the team photo.

Thrashing Australia 3-0 Down Under, 2016
Indian team (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

MS Dhoni has been touted as one of the best captains India has ever had in their cricketing history. The way he kept calm under different circumstances has become a benchmark now. He is the only captain to win all three ICC trophies during his captaincy tenure in the blue jersey. Moreover, his simplicity to hand over the trophy to the teammates has won many hearts. However, the man himself has revealed the reason for the same which will make his fans respect him more.

Dhoni won many trophies while he was at the helm but more often than not he used to perish in the background while clicking the team photo. He was seldom seen clicking the picture with the trophy in his hand. While his simplicity has always been the hallmark of his legendary figure, his stature increased, even more, when he carried drinks for his teammates when he was rested for the second T20I against Ireland.

What is the reason?

In a recent interview with Scroll, MS Dhoni revealed the exact reason of him disappearing after receiving the trophy. He believes that it is unfair in the team sport that a captain gets more exposure always which is why he prefers to hand the Cup over to his teammates and stay away in the limelight.

“Well, don’t you think, it is unfair that you play a team sport where the captain goes and receives the trophy? It’s like an overexposure. Let’s say that you already have an overexposure of like 15 seconds and after that, I don’t really think that you are needed to be there. Of course, we all like the celebration and you want to be part of it. But it’s not like that you have to be with the trophy,” he said.

He also went on to say that 15 seconds of overexposure is enough for him and there is no point in keeping the trophy in his hand for more time. “That’s why, in a team environment, we try to make it as simple as possible. And as I said, 15 seconds of overexposure has already happened, so no point clinging onto the trophy. Also, maybe if you don’t spend enough time with the trophy, you get a chance or you want to win another one so that you get another of those 15 seconds,” Mahi added.

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