'I am like everyone else just that I control my emotions better'

Millennium Post

Millennium Post

Author 2019-10-16 19:48:00

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New Delhi: Display of emotions is not something that one associates with Mahendra Singh Dhoni but the enigmatic former India skipper says he feels as strongly as anyone else, just that he is good at controlling the negative ones a lot better than most.

He has been the eternal 'Captain Cool' of Indian cricket but the two-time world champion leader said he goes through the entire gamut of emotions at every triumph and debacle.

"I am like everyone else but I control my emotions better than some of the other individuals," Dhoni, who made his first commercial appearance since India's semi-final exit from the World Cup, said on Wednesday.

Dhoni's future has been a matter of speculation ever since India's semifinal exit fromthe World Cup in July. The seasoned wicketkeeper-batsman is on a sabbatical right now.

"I would say, I feel equally frustrated. I also feel angry at times, disappointed. But what is important is that none of these feelings are constructive," Dhoni spoke about how he fights adversity. For the 38-year-old, finding solutions rather than cribbing about the problems is what works for him. "What needs to be done right now is more important than any of these emotions. What is the next thing I can plan? Who is the next individual, whom I can use? Once I get into it, I am controlling my emotions in a much better way," he said.

Dhoni once again asserted that the process is more important than the final result, a philosophy that he repeatedly stressed on during his captaincy tenure.

"If it's a Test match, you have two innings, you get slightly longer duration to plan out your next move. In T20s, everything happens very quickly, so demands are different."

"It might be an individual, who has committed a mistake or it might be the whole team. May be we didn't execute the plan whatever the format may be."

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