MS Dhoni is someone who deals with things in his own style. He is a cool customer by trait. Even in decision-making, he maintains calmness under pressure and was able to get the best out of himself every time. He believes in the process rather than the result.
In a recent interview with The Print, MS Dhoni gave a candid message for the kids on dealing with Bullying in the childhood stage. It is well known that the kids in their early stages suffer from bullying and quite often they find themselves in a sad state.
Talking about bullying, MS Dhoni said that he wasn’t dragged into unwanted scenes in his childhood days because he was small but timid by nature.
“I don’t think I was ever bullied. One of the reasons could be that often, people who are very small, thin or timid, you tend to get away without being bullied; if someone is very cute and cuddly, he/she also gets away with things. I was small and timid.
What really adds more flesh to MS Dhoni’s character is the fact of mingling with the elders who treated Dhoni with the utmost respect. He admits that this is one of the reasons that he plays the brand of cricket well because he played with the seniors.
“Another reason could be that I used to play with boys that were much older to me, and they saw me as a younger brother. We lived in a colony and were only two or three of us that were of the same age group, the other children were at least five or six years older to us. Maybe that is one of the reasons that I play cricket well because I have always played cricket with people who were older than me, which meant that they had more power and they understood the game better. Playing with them made me better,” Dhoni said.
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The super cool man doesn’t think he has been bullied at all. It all depends on the circle of seniors who behave in the team workspace. Obviously, when the seniors are good and matured, the youngsters take inspiration from them at a pleasant sight.
“So as far as bullying is concerned, I do not think we were bullied at any point of time. Even when we started playing cricket at the under-16 or under-19 level, we were never bullied. Often, it depends on the seniors – how the seniors are in the team environment affects the nature of the team, and the juniors also get groomed according to them. What is important is that you keep on passing the baton to the next generation.”
According to Dhoni, being nice and kind to people will completely eradicate infamous bullying in live. “Bullying is not a thing that should happen. In a society, it does happen, but there are ways to deal with it. One of the effective ways is to pass on the culture of being against the concept of bullying, and the culture of being nice to people. That is what life is all about,” Dhoni said.