Indian cricket July 7, 2014

Inside the mind of MS Dhoni

ESPNcricinfo staff
MS Dhoni talks to bcci.tv about the experience of playing with seniors in the side, handling a team in transition and a post-retirement plan that involves tagging his collection of stumps to their respective matches

In an interview with bcci.tv, MS Dhoni discusses the experience of learning life lessons from seniors in the side, handling a team in transition and a post-retirement plan that involves tagging his collection of stumps to their respective matches.

The way I play my cricket, my subconscious mind works more than the conscious mind. And for me, it was never about consciously grasping things from the captain but subconsciously taking in certain personality traits or qualities from every individual that was part of the team. When I started to play for India, I was extremely lucky to have a very good bunch of senior players around me to inculcate things from. What they taught me cannot be restricted to the captaincy box because it was much more than that. What I learnt from them was how to be humble, how to conduct yourself when you're successful and how to figure your way out of tough times. Captaincy is a very small aspect of my life as a cricketer and their impact on me as a person has been much bigger.

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