MS Dhoni is the epitome of composure as he does not let his emotions come out on the field. From leading the Indian team to two World Cup titles to facing the heat from fans for his poor form and ponderous style of batting, Dhoni has seen it all but he had hardly displayed any emotions.
However, the 38-year-old says that he feels as strongly as anyone else, but he is very good at blocking out the negatives.
“I am like everyone else but I control my emotions better than some of the other individuals,” MSD, who made his first commercial appearance since India’s semifinal exit from the 2019 World Cup, said in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Dhoni added: “I would say, I feel equally frustrated. I also feel angry at times, disappointed. But what is important is that none of these feelings are constructive.”
Finding solutions rather than cribbing about the problems is what works for him.
“What needs to be done right now is more important than any of these emotions. What is the next thing I can plan? Who is the next individual, whom I can use? Once I get into it, I am controlling my emotions in a much better way,” he said.
Dhoni knows a thing or two about winning big tournaments and he feels it’s more about the team goals than individual performances.
“What you want to achieve as a team is to win the tournament but that’s a long-term goal. Ultimately, what you do is to break it into smaller things,” Dhoni added further.
Dhoni on break from cricket
The veteran stumper is reportedly on a break from competitive cricket ever since India’s shocking defeat at the World Cup, earlier in July. While speculations around ‘Captain Cool’s retirement have been doing rounds on the internet, the former Indian captain has not revealed his plans for the future.
Dhoni, who had earlier recused himself from India’s tour of West Indies also opted out of the South Africa series and is now expected to return to action in the limited-overs leg against West Indies in December.