MS Dhoni is known for cool, calm and composed manner of dealing with things both on and off the field. His press conferences give you the feel that the person speaking is in total command of what he is doing regardless of the situation or the questions hurled at him. But MS Dhoni does have an odd comment where you raise your eyebrows and go “What?”. Some of MS Dhoni’s philosophies are no less than hilarious showing he thinks out of the box both on and off the field too. 

Here are some of the questions posed at Dhoni and the amusing answers that the Indian captain fended it off with. 

On reaching Napier only 18 hours before a Test once

“When it comes to the mind it depends on what you’re feeding into the mind. You come and say, ‘This is Napier’ and it believes it’s Napier. If you see, it’s an abstract. When people say ‘He’s in form”, nobody has seen form. It’s a state of mind where you are confident and you think very positively and everything you think about, you think it’s very achievable. It’s about how you treat the mind.”

On what hurt more – the whitewash in England or the one in Australia

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

On the DRS

“If I am going to buy a life jacket which does not come with a warranty, that’s a bit of a hassle for me. Especially with the huge amount of money you have to spend for the DRS. I would prefer some kind of warranty for it. The moment it comes, I will be happy.”

On the Australian weather

“I was sitting at home and watching television. More often than not, you watch some really strong advertisements in the lead-up to an India-Australia series. The advertisement said: ‘It is winter out there, and summer out here, so get ready to feel the heat Down Under.’ I took it very seriously. I didn’t pack a single jacket, only to realise it is pretty cold here.”

On how extra pressure doesn’t matter

“It’s like having 100kg put over you. After that even if you put a mountain, it will not make a difference.”

On the lack of a break between the 2010 IPL and the World T20

“If you look at it, the two-hour bus ride from the airport was more tiring and difficult for us than the last few weeks of the IPL.”

On the transition from Test veterans to ODI youngsters during the tour of Australia in 2011-12

“From Kishore Kumar, we have gone to Sean Paul.”

On India’s batting problems in Australia and why they were not to do with the conditions

“You won’t see a Sreesanth batting like a Don Bradman just because he wants to bat like one.”

On the eve of the 2011 World Cup final

“Till the full stop doesn’t come the sentence is not complete.”


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