Asked to describe their skipper in one word or a sentence, not one of the World Cup winning players at the NDTV Indian of the Year awards ceremony took a moment to reflect. Click on to see how praises flowed free for MS Dhoni.
First up: Ashish Nehra. He summed his opinion of Mahi in the simplest yet most effective way. "Great leader," he said!!
Suresh Raina has had many partnerships in the middle-order with his captain. "Very honest," is how he described MS Dhoni.
R Ashwin, Dhoni's national and Chennai Super Kings teammate, was very articulate in his description. "Very aware of the situation," he said of him.
Though Virat Kohli lets his bat back him up, he seemed thankful to have Dhoni as a leader. "He backs his players all the time," he observed.
He may be known as the angry young man of the Indian team but Gautam Gambhir said he finds his skipper 'pretty relaxed.'
Sreesanth has taken several raps for his on-field antics in team meetings. No wonder then that he sees Dhoni as a brother, someone (we assume) who can take the liberty of reeling him in whenever required.
Yuvraj Singh took the humorous route to describe his skipper and partner in the final moments of the final match of the World Cup. "He promoted me down the order," he quipped.
Virender Sehwag agreed with Kohli. "I think he is backing every player and that is very important as a captain and they can win you matches for you."
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