Former Australian skipper, Ricky Ponting has lauded MS Dhoni for his calm on the field. MS Dhoni’s calm demeanour helped him a lot in carrying the team to winning ways, which is greatly appreciated by the cricketing fraternity. He got his famous nickname ‘Captain Cool’ due to his extraordinary calmness under pressure, which saw him never freaking out on the pitch whatever the situation may be.
Ricky Ponting is one of the greatest Australian batsman and captain. He led his side to glory on multiple occasions winning two Cricket World Cups in 2003 and 2007 and two Champions Trophy victories in 2006 and 2009.
He had a stubborn winning mentality that led to many infamous incidents and he hails his Indian counterpart MS Dhoni for being opposite of him and handling tough situations calmly.
MS Dhoni has really a good trait: Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting is all praises for his Indian counterpart MS Dhoni who he admires for his calm demeanour. He mentioned he could never control his emotions on the field which got him into a lot of controversies. Ponting also stated MS Dhoni’s quality of being able to get the best out of his players.
“He never seems to let his emotions get the better of him, which is a really good trait in a leader — as hard as I tried when I was on the field, I could never quite stay in complete control of my emotions,” Ricky Ponting was quoted as saying to cricket.com.au.
“Indian teams always seemed to lift when he was captain. He always seemed to have this knack to be able to get the best out of his players. You knew that he had things under control, and his teammates loved that about him.
“I spend a lot of time in India now, so I know how revered he is in that part of the world. Even when you travel around the world and you listen to cricket fans, they talk about Dhoni and his leadership and how calm he seems to be under pressure on the field,” Ricky Ponting added.
End To A Glorious Career For MS Dhoni
The cricketing world salutes MS Dhoni for the name he made for himself and his country in the biggest stage of the sport. MS Dhoni played his last game in the Indian colours in the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Unfortunately, India lost the game to New Zealand and was eliminated from the competition. He had made his debut for Team India back in 2004 and remains the only captain to win all major ICC trophies (50-over World Cup, T20 World Cup, and Champions Trophy).
MS Dhoni will be seen in action in the upcoming IPL 2020. He will lead his side to the 13th edition of IPL in September in the UAE. He has joined CSK’S training camp in Chennai before travelling to the UAE for IPL 2020.