MS Dhoni made his first media appearance after World Cup semi-final.
People had a lot of questions, which he answered with complete honesty.
To begin with, his future in the squad. Dhoni said that it is something that frustrates him as well, but he’d rather focus on the solutions rather than thinking about what is wrong.
“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. 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.”
The former captain said that he also feels all these negative emotions of anger but he better controls them.
“I am like everyone else but I control my emotions better than some of the other individuals.”
Captain Cool, who led India to 2 World Cup victories, told his strategy of winning big tournaments.
“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. If it’s a Test match, you have two innings, you get slightly longer duration to plan out your next move. In T20s, everything happens very quickly, so demands are different.”
He led India win World T20, 2007. Speaking of the historic final, Dhoni stressed on the importance of team effort.
“It’s not always about few of the individuals performing a lot better than the whole lot. What you want is for everybody to contribute. That one wicket at that right moment, that outstanding catch.”
It’s reassuring to know what is going on in the mastermind’s head. As for his comeback, I guess we will have to wait and see what happens.