35 Inspirational Quotes from MS Dhoni on Life, Failure, Pressure, and Cricket

When it comes to the game of Cricket, Mahendra Singh Dhoni alias MS Dhoni’s name goes at the top of the list for one of the greatest finishers of the game.

His ability to lead and stay calm during pressure situations has been his trademark throughout his cricketing career.

MSD’s life story has been an inspirational one, coming from a humble background he climbed his ladder with a lot of struggle and achieved greater success in life.


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Let’s look at some of

MS Dhoni Quotes on Life, Failure, Opposition and more

1.  Prove it on the field

I like to make statements on the field. ― MS Dhoni

2. Bad times are very important as good times

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You learn a lot more when you’re going through a rough period compared to the good times when everything goes your way. ― MS Dhoni

3. MS Dhoni Quotes on Being Strong

Strong characters are needed in the game. ― MS Dhoni

4. Winning sometimes hides your improvement area

If you keep winning, you don’t know the areas you’ve to work hard. ― MS Dhoni

5. Learn from mistakes

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It’s important to learn and not repeat the same mistakes. What’s done is done.― MS Dhoni

6. I am always confident

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Self-confidence has always been one of my good qualities. I am always very confident. It is in my nature to be confident, to be aggressive. And it applies in my batting as well as wicket keeping. ― MS Dhoni

7. Just another opposition

For me, the opposition is just another opposition. ― MS Dhoni

8. Have a dream

f you don’t really have a dream, you can’t really push yourself; you don’t really know what the target is. ― MS Dhoni

9. Be aggressive

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If you’re playing against an aggressive side, you need to play an aggressive game.― MS Dhoni

10.  Keep on doing

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Finishing is one of the most difficult things to do in cricket. A player can’t be a finisher in just 6 months or one year. You have to be used to that responsibility, keeping on doing what is required from you over a period of time. ― MS Dhoni

11.  Live in the moment

I’m a person who lives very in the moment. ― MS Dhoni

12.  Respect your opposition

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You can’t take any team lightly. ― MS Dhoni

13.  Shift in focus

The cameras used to pass by me, now they’re stopping for me. ― MS Dhoni

14.  One step at a time

I love being in the present. When I was playing for my school, the only thing I wanted to do was get selected for the under-16 or the under-19 district teams. When I was selected for the district, I would think about the next level, which was getting selected for the stateside. I’m a person who lives very in the moment.― MS Dhoni

15.  MS Dhoni Quotes on Don’t Pressurize Yourself

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I never allow myself to be pressured. ― MS Dhoni

16.  Raise your standard

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You need to perform consistently, and if you’re raising the standard, you have to stand by it. You have to keep on doing well. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

17.  Know the person first

Unless you know the individual, it’s very difficult to advise that individual as to what he needs to do. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

18.  Live the moment

I live for the moment – not the future, not the past. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

19.  Play for the country

You Don’t play for the crowd, You play for the country.― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

20.  Keep on doing

Finishing is one of the most difficult things to do in cricket. A player can’t be a finisher in just 6 months or one year. You have to be used to that responsibility, keeping on doing what is required from you over a period of time. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

21.  Chennai is my second home

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I never thought of playing for any other franchise other than CSK. Chennai is my second home. Fans here have adopted me as one of their own. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

22.  Process is important

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I have always believed that process is more important than results. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

23.  Partnerships are more important

For me, it’s important to build good partnerships rather than score centuries. Once, you have those partnerships, you will also get centuries. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

24.  More than one job

You need more individuals who can do more than one job in the field. Especially if all of them are good fielders and if they can contribute with bat and ball if needed. Just adds to the strength of the side. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

25.  Positive intent from the start

What is important is to have a positive intent right from the start, and positive intent doesn’t always mean looking for the big shots. The positive intention when it comes to defending a ball or looking for a single. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

26.  Don’t spoon-feed 

You don’t need to spoon-feed bowlers at the international level.― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

27.  I never thought

Frankly, I never thought that I would represent my country one day. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

28.  Eye on the future

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I live in the present with an eye on the future. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

29.  Picture not yet finished

Life may have its bad days which leave you feeling demotivated, But don’t worry, always remember that, Picture is still not yet finished my friend ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

30.  Honest answer

The biggest problem is when a player asks a captain why he is not playing but does not want an honest answer. ― Mahendra Singh Dhoni

31.  On the field

I don’t study cricket too much. Whatever I have learned or experienced is through cricket I’ve played on the field, and whatever little I have watched. ― MSD

32.  Change the plan not the goal

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If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal. ― MSD

33.  MS Dhoni Quotes on Respect everyone

Everybody has views in life, and it should be respected. ― MSD

34.  Don’t see

You die, you die. You don’t see which is the better way to die. ― MSD

35.  Listen to your elder

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Listen to your elder’s advice not because they are always right, but because they have more experience of being wrong. ― MSD

What are your Favorite MS Dhoni Quotes?  Comment below 

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