Former Indian captain and veteran keeper-batsman MS Dhoni never allowed Indian players to use swear words while he was in charge.
MS Dhoni has an aggression which is quite uniqur to himself. He may not be the most verbose person but he has a formidable personality and his own way of taking the attack to the opposition.
Dhoni may not be chirping around all the time but he does things in his own way to maximize the impact.
In a recent book on the veteran written by Indian Express sports journalist Bharat Sundaresan several such incidents from Dhoni’s life have been revealed. One of Dhoni’s best friends and former Indian cricketer has been quoted in the book saying:
“Goli maarta hai apne style mein (He shoots in his own style.) He says the problem is if I allow my boys to give maa–behen ki gaali (swear words involving someone’s mother or sister); it’s they and not the one being subjected to it who’ll feel the pinch of what they’ve done for the rest of the day.”
“He doesn’t believe in overt displays of aggression. He believes that if you want to hurt them, do it in your style, not in their way. If they believe in swearing, you don’t need to do it.”
Dhoni may not be the captain now but he would always be remembered as captain cool. He would be remembered as someone who never lost his cool on the field and carried himself graciously both on and off the field.