Dhoni was always emotionally detached from results, says VVS Laxman
New Delhi/UNI: Former India batsman VVS Laxman said MS Dhoni has been emotionally detached from the results making him one of the most successful cricketers around the globe.
Dhoni who announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15 wrote on his Instagram post "consider me as Retired."
"I always felt that captaining the Indian team is probably the toughest challenge for anyone, you know, because there’s so much of expectations from everyone around the world. But MS Dhoni has always been emotionally detached from the results," Laxman said on Star Sports show Cricket Connected.
The way he has inspired millions of Indians, not only the sports fans, but millions of Indians on how to conduct and how to become an ambassador of your country, how to carry yourself in the public domain. And that’s why he’s so respected.
“Love comes from the cricketing fans for your cricketing achievements, but respect comes by the way you have conducted yourself, by the way you carried yourself, he added.
"When you see the social media posts, it’s not only from the former players or the cricketing fans, it’s from all the Indians, whether you take film stars, socialites, esteemed businessmen, politicians.
"Around the world, all the former cricketers, all the cricketing fraternity have thanked MS Dhoni for his contribution not to Indian cricket, but world cricket,” Laxman concluded.