MS Dhoni is known for his calm and composed behaviour on and off the field. He’s known for his loyalty and backing players like Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli in the Indian team. Also, we have often seen people talk about Dhoni’s qualities as a leader. Apart from being a sublime leader, Dhoni is also often seen taking a stand for the team when they’re on the losing side.
Former India coach Gary Kirsten recently appeared on the RK show on YouTube. He mentioned how MS Dhoni has got incredible presence as a leader and is one of the most loyal players he’s ever seen.
Incidentally, Dhoni and Kirsten have achieved a lot in the India colours. Both of them combined well to take Indian cricket forward.
“One of the most impressive people I have met, he is a great leader of people, he’s got incredible presence as a leader, but the most important thing is that he is loyal,” Kirsten said about Dhoni on The RK Show on YouTube.
When MS Dhoni cancelled an event for Gary Kirsten
The former India coach also talked about how once MS Dhoni cancelled an entire team event just because three of the support staff members weren’t allowed since they were from South Africa and there was some sort of security risk for the same. The support staff members were Paddy Upton, Gary Kirsten and Eric Simmons.
MS Dhoni was prompt to react on the same. He told the event organisers that if the support staff members aren’t allowed then none of them are going in.
“I’ll never forget, just before the World Cup, we were invited in Bangalore to go to the flight school, to go and kind of have a look at that. Obviously, we had a couple of foreigners in our support staff, and we got word back on the morning before the whole team was meant to go – and everyone was looking forward to the event – that the three South Africans, which were myself, Paddy Upton and Eric Simmons, weren’t going to be allowed into the flight school because it was seen as a potential security risk,” recalled Kirsten.
“So MS cancelled the whole event. He just said, ‘These are my people. If they’re not allowed in, none of us are going’. And that was what he was about,” he added.