The confidence on MS Dhoni sir's face was something which I got inspired by: Smriti Mandhana

The cricketer, a youth icon herself, praised Dhoni's World Cup-winning knock in the finals of the 2011 World Cup.

Smriti Mandhana and MS Dhoni
Smriti Mandhana and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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The most successful captain that India ever had has finally retired. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain cool was known for his unmatchable ability to change the game from behind the wicket. He had the quickest hands and the wittiest brain the game has ever seen. But Dhoni also had a different side of him when he was not a player but a leader.

The former skipper was a great man-manager and his ability to inspire each and every individual around him made him an all-time great supervisor. Vice-captain of Indian women’s team, Smriti Mandhana spoke about the same in a video shared by the Twitter handle of BCCI women. The cricketer, a youth icon herself, praised Dhoni’s World Cup-winning knock in the finals of the 2011 World Cup.

“I still remember how Mahi sir walked out to bat in the 2011 World Cup final, the confidence on his face was something which I got inspired by. I am sure he has inspired everyone around him to be a cricketer and most importantly a better human being, Thank you for your contribution Dhoni sir,” Mandhana said.


Dhoni hails from a small town Ranchi and the struggles he faced before playing for India are well known as a biopic was released as a movie in 2016. A lot of cricketers have mentioned how Dhoni is an epitome of inspiration for anyone who wants to succeed in life with limited resources. Like Mandhana mentioned, the former stumper has inspired quite a lot of cricketers in his 16-year long career.

After going for a sabbatical for more than a year, the captain cool shared a video on Instagram which had his career in snapshots and the famous song in the background, “The main pal do ka shayar hu“. The cricketer bid adieu to international cricket as silently as he did when he said goodbye to Test cricket in 2014. His aura always had immense confidence but it was well balanced with the composure and calmness that he carried with a smile.

Now that the Ranchi Starwalt has retired from the blue jersey, we can see him in yellow. He will be seen playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Indian Premier League 2020 from September 19th.