80+ Best MS Dhoni Quotes And Sayings

Explore the leadership, and sportsmanship of the legendary Indian cricketer MS Dhoni with our best collection of MS Dhoni quotes.

These quotes his thoughts on cricket, life, and leadership, reflecting the dedication and strength that made him a cricketing icon.

I never allow myself to be pressured. — M. S. Dhoni

Once job security enters the frame you really have to weigh everything carefully.

Keeping calm and maintaining a positive attitude, even in the most difficult situations, is what the leaders do.

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

MS Dhoni Quotes

My goal is not to be better than anyone else but to be better than I used to be. ― MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni was in Australia for a long tour ahead of the 2015 World Cup in the same country. It was during this time that Dhoni’s daughter Ziva was born. Asked whether he would rather be in India than Australia, Dhoni responded:

I have been blessed with a baby daughter. Mum and daughter both are good. But as of now, I am on national duties so I think everything else can wait. The World Cup is a very important campaign.

Maybe because I bat aggressively and go for big hits at times, people tend to remember my batting. But I have always done well as a stumper, too. — M. S. Dhoni

My father said to me: If you’ve studied and worked throughout the year, then there’s no problem if you go off to play today. If you haven’t studied every day then one day is not going to make a difference.

The leader should always take responsibility for the team’s performance, both good and bad.

Forget Fear, Do Something Different. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

I don’t mind repeating everything. – M.S. Dhoni

During his playing days in international cricket, Dhoni was known for having a sense of the occasion and a remarkable gut feeling. Speaking about it, he was once quoted as saying:

For me, it’s important to build good partnerships rather than score centuries. Once, you have those partnerships, you will also get centuries. — M. S. Dhoni

Cricket is a simple sport: You see the ball, you hit the ball. But you can make it complex: is it an inswing or an outswing, is it a Yorker or a bouncer? You can keep on adding layers of complexity to the game and this applies to your life too.

It is important to give your team members the freedom to express themselves and perform to the best of their abilities.

If you don’t really have a dream, you can’t really push yourself; you don’t really know what the target is. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

I like to stay away from the game when I am not playing it. – MS Dhoni

You have seen cricketers who are not god-gifted, but even then, they have gone far. That’s because of the passion.

Back in 2014, Dhoni was spotted with his beard turning white, a clear indication of the kind of pressure he was under leading India. Asked to define what leading India in all three formats meant, Dhoni has a heavyweight explanation:

It’s like having 100 kgs put over you. That’s good enough to weigh you down. After that even if you put a mountain, it will not make a difference.

If you come from a middle-class family job security is very important. It can be a tough decision to choose between job security and your dream.

A leader should always be approachable and willing to listen to the concerns of his team members.

I live for the moment – not the future, not the past. – MS Dhoni

Self-confidence is another quality that was seen in abundance in Dhoni, whether it was in his batting, his captaincy, or his keeping. Admitting self-confidence was one of his greatest strengths, the former India cricketer had stated:

One Day Reality Will Be Better Than Your Dreams. ― M.S. Dhoni

I’m a person who lives very in the moment. I never thought that I would represent my country one day. Now I’m leading my country, so it’s like a fairytale.

After one Olympics, if we invest in sports and say we will get a gold medal in the next Olympics, it doesn’t work like that in sports. How it works is that you provide the infrastructure, and provide education about nutrition and health. — M. S. Dhoni

Leading by example is the best way to inspire your team to perform to the best of their abilities.


I live in the present with an eye on the future. – MS Dhoni

Dhoni had a love marriage with Sakshi Rawat. Post-retirement, the former Ranchi cricketer is getting to spend a lot of time with his lady love. But, during their playing days for India, Dhoni had made it clear:

I tell my wife she is only the third most important thing after my country and my parents, in that order.

Gut feeling is all about the experiences that you have had in your life. It is about being in difficult scenarios, knowing what worked, and what did not work, and then making a decision. — M. S. Dhoni

I love my country. I tell my wife she is only the third most important thing after my country and my parents, in that order.

I lived in the moment, I kept working hard. I never expected to get a call from the Indian cricket team in the very next meeting.

Leaders should be transparent and honest in their communication with the team members.

It’s important to learn and not repeat the same mistakes. What’s done is done. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni quotes on mistakes

Dhoni’s rise to stardom has been nothing short of a fairy tale. Sharing his views on having ambitions and dreams, the former India captain said:

One thing about our country that is constant is cricket.

A good leader is someone who is able to motivate his team members and bring out the best in them.

According to Dhoni, it is very important to pay attention to the elder’s advice. He opined about the same:

I love being in the present. I’m a person who lives very in the moment. — M. S. Dhoni

Life may have its bad days which leave you feeling demotivated, But don’t you worry! Always Remember That: PICTURE ABHI BAAKI HAI MERE DOST.

My gut feeling comes from my past experiences of all the cricket I’ve played in my life and the situations I have faced.

The leader should always be willing to learn and adapt to changing circumstances. – M.S. Dhoni

Take Action In Silence, No Lion Attacks In Noise. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

You Don’t play for the crowd, You are playing for the country. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Dhoni also feels that losses teach you a lot more than wins. He was once quoted as saying about the same:

A loss makes you humble. It tests the other batsmen and bowlers. Also, if you keep winning you don’t know what area you need to work on.

The era of playing aggressive cricket and having the mid-on-up is gone. You now try to read the mindset of a batsman. — M. S. Dhoni

You die, you die. You don’t see which is the better way to die.

Childhood is the time that is essentially the foundation stone of life. What you learn in childhood is what you will take with you going forward in life.

I have a lot of cars and bikes at home but I don’t ride all of them at the same time.

I want people to remember me as a Good Person, Not as a Good Cricketer. ― M.S. Dhoni

I don’t regret anything in my life. What does not kill you makes you stronger.

Dhoni is the only captain to win all three major limited-overs ICC trophies – the T20 World Cup, the ODI World Cup, and the Champions Trophy. Asked what more he wanted to achieve, the hungry Dhoni replied:

One of my theories is to be captain on the field and off the field, you need to totally enjoy each other’s company. I don’t like discussing cricket off the field. — M. S. Dhoni

A lot of people complain about the tough times that they go through, but that is what makes life interesting.

As a leader, you have to make sure you lead by example.

I believe in giving more than 100% on the field, and I don’t really worry about the result if there’s great commitment on the field. That’s a victory for me. — M. S. Dhoni

If everything was smooth in life, you wouldn’t really enjoy it. It is the ups and the downs that happen because of which your emotions also go up and down, and that is what makes life more interesting. So, enjoy each and every moment.

Leaders should always be focused on the task at hand and work towards achieving the team’s goals.

Life may have its bad days which leave you feeling demotivated, But don’t you worry! Always Remember That: PICTURE ABHI BAAKI HAI MERE DOST ― MS Dhoni

If you are good at studies, and you want to play cricket, you may work harder than any other person, but you may not achieve it. So it’s something you have to balance in life and be practical where you are good and then channel your efforts in the right direction to be successful in life. — M. S. Dhoni

Everybody has his own funda in his life.

Till The Full Stop Doesn’t Come, The Sentence Isn’t Complete. ― MS Dhoni

I am always the one who is responsible for anything bad that happens in Indian cricket. Everything that happens is because of me. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Self-confidence has always been one of my good qualities. I am always very confident. It is in my nature to be confident, to be aggressive. And it applies to my batting as well as wicketkeeping. — M. S. Dhoni

The more you pay attention to the outcome of trusting your intuition in combination with studied facts, the better your decision-making.

Being prepared will always keep you cool.

The mark of a great leader is not just in achieving success, but in helping others succeed as well.

Going out for rides with my friends and having lunch or dinner at a roadside hotel – that’s my favorite time pass. – Mahendra Singh Dhoni quotes on friends

I don’t study cricket too much. Whatever I have learned or experienced is through cricket I’ve played on the field, and whatever little I have watched. — M. S. Dhoni

Listen to your elder’s advice not because they are always right, but because they have more experience of being wrong.

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