India’s former captain MS Dhoni has collected several trophies during his captaincy stint. His trophy cabinet is studded with some of the biggest championships in the cricketing world. In fact, he is the only captain to win all the 3 ICC trophies. But have you noticed that he didn’t remain for long in the front after collecting the trophies?
After receiving the coveted prize, he would hand that over to the youngsters in the team and quietly stand in the corner. Most captains like to flaunt the victory by posing with the trophy but that’s not Dhoni’s style. Recently, he revealed the reason why he stands behind during the presentation ceremonies.
MS Dhoni said that cricket is a team sport and it’s unfair if only the captain hogs the limelight. As per him, the captain doesn’t need to be in front for long he catches the eyes in the 15 seconds while posing with the trophy which is sufficient and the others in the team deserve to be a part of the celebration.
Here’s what MS Dhoni said
“Don’t you think it’s unfair that you play a team sport where the captain goes and receives the trophy? It’s like an overexposure. You already have an overexposure of let’s say 15 seconds, after that, I don’t think you are really needed to be there. Of course, we all love the celebration and want to be part of it. But it’s not like you have to be with the trophy.
“That’s why I say in a team environment, we try to make it as simple as possible and the 15 minutes of overexposure has already happened. So there’s no point clinging onto the trophy. Maybe if you don’t spend enough time with the trophy, you get a chance or you want to win another one so you get those another 15 seconds with you.
“But I feel it was the overexposure part where it’s the whole team that has done well and it’s not up to one individual and once you receive it, you let the others in and there are plenty of youngsters who want to celebrate,” said MS Dhoni in an event named Reimagine, hosted by Star.