CSK captain MS Dhoni shares inspiring 'success mantra' for youngsters

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain shared his success mantra for youngsters ahead of the IPL 2022.

MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings will be gunning for a historic fifth title in IPL 2022. (Image credit: Twitter)
By Samrat Chakraborty | Mar 17, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

MS Dhoni is no stranger to success. In fact, the success story of the boy from Ranchi, who grew up to be one most successful captains across the format can be seen as a case study for youngsters. He led India to three titles — 2007 ICC World Twenty20, 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy — besides building Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as one of the most consistent and successful franchises with four Indian Premier League (IPL) titles to their name. 

And even in the twilight zone of his cricketing career, after having announced his international retirement on India’s 74th Independence Day, Dhoni continues to inspire youngsters and shared an inspiring mantra for success. 

“Frankly speaking, a lot of people talk about success mantra and I feel you have to figure it out yourself. There are certain things, hard work, passion for the sport, profession these things are there. At the end of the day, you have to figure out what really works for you,” said at ‘Witness the #PowerOf7’, an event hosted by the India Cements, ahead of IPL 2022. 

“Every individual is different and accordingly needs to find out what really suits you. School is the right time because in my school, almost every sport is played. It gives you a chance to explore what sport you’re really good at. I always believe sports teaches you a lot of things,” the former India captain added.

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Sport teaches you how to handle success or failure: MS Dhoni 

Dhoni has been one of the finest readers of the game. His ability to analyse the potential of the opponent and guide the bowlers accordingly is second to known. One of the prime examples could be that of wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav who immensely benefited under Dhoni’s guidance in the national team. 

The Chennai Super Kings captain highlighted that sports can help one handle success or failure better as winning and losing comes as part and parcel of the game. 

“Studies, you have tests regularly and you may or may not score marks. What happens in sport is that every day you either win a game or lose a game. It teaches you how to handle success or failure. It teaches you how to improve yourself. If today you have lost a game, it teaches you how to come back tomorrow. School is the right time to get into sports.”

“We are in a digital age now. So, everybody is more into their phones. The average fitness levels of the school going children, I feel, have come down to what it was 15-20 years back.”

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