Each leader has a different and unique style of leading their team. With the game getting so competitive and robust, it is only a matter of time before a correct leader is chosen for the team.
The leading style of a captain determines how the team eventually performs. Many players see how their captain behaves in different situations, and eventually emulate this behavior in their game.
Being emotionally detached from results contributed significantly to the stellar success of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who retired after creating an enviable legacy, former India teammate, and batsman VVS Laxman states.
“I always felt that captaining the Indian team is probably the toughest challenge for anyone, you know, because there are so much of expectations from everyone around the world. But MS Dhoni has always been emotionally detached from the results,” Laxman states.
“The way he has inspired millions of Indians, not only the sports fans, but millions of Indians on how to conduct and how to become an ambassador of your country, how to carry yourself in the public domain. And that’s why he’s so respected,” he adds.
Laxman also states the former wicket-keeper batsman has set an example for the future generation of cricketers with his conduct and contribution to the game.
“When you see the social media posts, it’s not only from the former players or the cricketing fans, it’s from all the Indians, whether you take film stars, socialites, esteemed businessmen, politicians. Around the world, all the former cricketers, all the cricketing fraternity have thanked MS Dhoni for his contribution not to Indian cricket, but world cricket.”