M.S Dhoni – the untold “inspirational” story

“Yaar Dhoni ki kya kismat hai yaar. Saala sab cheez kismat me mil gaya use”

                                                           Beta kismat bhi unhi ka saath deti hai jo haar nai maantehai!

M.S Dhoni, the movie, is nothing short of inspiration. While this review may be a little biased because of my love and respect for the captain cool, an ardent fan of cricket who has seen matches when Dhoni was a flamboyant hard hitter of the cricketing ball, would feel just sheer memory flashbacks from those days.


It inspires the small town boys like me to dream big, because those who achieve big reach there only when they start dreaming big!

Follow your heart, because although it is in the left, it is always right!

I can so much connect to the sense of insecurity attached to a father like Pan Singh, who worries when his son starts doing something unconventional and out of the league. After all “thodi aur mehenat ki hoti to sarkaari naukri mil jaati” is the anthem of the neighbors and relatives. The movie teaches us that dreams do come true, albeit only when you don’t lose hope and keep doing what you were doing!


Times when you fail? Celebrating them is the best way to remember!

There are obviously times when you fail to achieve what you’ve been working for! So this is for all the haters who think for Dhoni everything fell well in place : it hurts when for what you’ve put all your life on doesn’t execute well. But that ain’t the last stop buddy! The scene where Dhoni comes with a one dozen singhada to celebrate the failure explains why failure is from which you need to learn, because “aur mehenat karne ki zarurat hai!!”


Stay the captain cool way!

When we are trying to achieve our dream, it’s quite normal to feel like giving up and just run away. But these are bouncers you need to duck. Life would surely give you a full toss which you can hit only when you are cool!


The world will bitch about you! But will remember you when you achieve your dream!

Remember the time when Dhoni had to face all those attendance issues just because a fellow employee would be jealous that he had been off duty, clearing underestimating how he was actually working his ass off for something? Morons are omnipresent! They bitch about you when you do bad, they bitch about you when you do good. They fucking bitch about you every damn time. But it requires the patience level of a leader to be able to gulp all that, and rise above the hate!


Success will surely come to you! You’ll have to wait a little longer!

This is the biggest inspiration that this movie gives. Remember the following dialogue of Sushant just afte the Cooch-behar final at Keenan Stadium Jamshedpur?

“Toh day 2 mein hum out ho gaye 84 run pe, pura team out ho gya 357 run pe. Punjab batting karne aata hai, unka pehla wicket girta hai 60 pe, fir batting karne aata hai Yuvraj Singh.

Day 2 ke end ka score 108/1. Purey Day 3 mein sirf unka eke hi wicket girta hai.

Day 3 ke end ka score 431/2. Yuvraj Singh double century, bahut maara, dhaaga khol diya ek dum.

Last day – Day 4, Punjab ka total score 839… Yuvraj ke akele ka score 358, Bihar ke total score se 1 run jyada. Humko 2nd inning hi nahi mila”

It was the final match of Cooch-Behar Trophy, which was played at Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur from 16th to 19th December 1999.

While Yuvraj Singh went on to join the U-19 world cup team which eventually won the 2000 U-19 cricket World Cup, our captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni wasn’t considered despite his unconventional batting skills.

Fast forward 2007, both of them went on to be a part of the 2007 T-20 worldcup.

Fast forward 2011, both of them went on to be a part of the 2011 50-over worldcup.


Stay polite and humble!

So you’ve achieved what you dreamt of?? You need to be as humble as you can. Never forget what you came from. The scene where one of his old colleagues came to meet him, who was himself hesitant to meet him, offered a hand to shake after he thought to leave. He instead went on to hug him. This is what modesty is.


Last but not the least. Stay unconventional!

There is a difference between having poor skills and being unconventional!

Every damn person in this world has a talent. Everyone can do everything. While some learn it, other have an unconventional way to achieve the same thing. Never get disappointed because some one is technically better than you. If you’ve got a dream, protect it. You’ll achieve it through your method. Period.

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Happy New Year!

A mature person will feel a changed date doesn’t make any difference. But there is always a child within us who is happy to give up maturity for this one day of the year and enjoy!

For this start, let me ask you a question. In what you’ve done so far in life, has it given what you want? Are you satisfied with whatever you’ve achieved? Or are you dissatisfied with what you couldn’t achieve?

Are there times when you look towards your future and say “Hey, this is what I surely don’t want my child to think of me!”You look at your life. And if you feel you aren’t getting what you want, if you have something in you which is always boggling your mind confining you with thoughts that are demotivating, You need to wake up! You need to mend the ways you’ve been doing stuff! You need to know, that things now are to be done differently!

You know what most people do? Most people resist change. They want things to happen as they have been going on… Afraid to make amendments. Irrespective of whether those things have resulted in a dissatisfied and frustrated life of theirs. It doesn’t matter if they have become depressed and life has lost it’s charm. All they think of is try to pass this life, waiting for the end to come. Most people fight change as they think that that would be the worst they would be experiencing. Most people won’t step up to a thing that involves risk. They have all the tricks to divert their mind and make it understand that “change is bad”. Some people do want changes. But they fear. They feel they don’t have it in them to follow what they dream. We are not genius enough to do that. We don’t have an IQ worth it. There are a lot of other reasons for the same.

But you know what some people do? They fight these monotonous life. They know that they have every thing to loose. But still they try! They know leaving a job will make there life miserable! They know life is gonna haunt them, phone bills are gonna make them cry, girl friends are gonna dump them and most importantly, the people around pretending to be your “friends” are gonna make fun of you. Whenever you try to do something different, people are gonna make sure they pull you back to there level and beat you. They are gonna make sure, if they don’t achieve it, you don’t too. They will make sure you are demotivated. Most of the people who have no dreams will wake up every day only to talk you out of your dreams. They have no goals, there is nothing that they are ambitious about.

What do you need to do then? Sit there and listen to their crap? Sit there and think that they are correct? Sit there and THINK?


You need to create your own reality by choosing your future. And not only is it important for you to know your future, it’s important for you live in it! It is POSSIBLE for you to choose your future. Not only possible, but it’s NECESSARY! It’s necessary that you work on yourselves, that you develop yourselves! It’s necessary… That you move those energy and ambition drainers out of your life that don’t want anything but your failure!

People have made fun of you? People thought you can never top the class? People thought you can never shed those kilos of your body? People told you you’ll never excel in your start-up idea? Let them say it! You know why people say this? Coz they never had the courage to even think about what you think you WILL achieve! If you have the power mind set, you can do anything to achieve that, trust me you will! Who got the right to tell you that you can’t achieve it? Nobody. You know what your gut tells you to do, you know how it feels to do what you love doing, you know what it will take to be there. So do it! You thought of doing it the next day? Then don’t! Keep this celebration aside and work for yourself. You never know what this one day, one hour, one minute or even one second will cost do you?

Think of the biggest discourages of your life. They are not your biggest discourages. You are. You have been the one stopping yourself to push harder. You have been the one to give importance to what people say. You are the one that allowed them to let them shatter your dreams. Now that you know that it’s YOU who is stopping YOU from succeeding, you need to change the sides. Get the fuck out off that bed and work. Feeling cold today? Wake up in the morning and run. Cannot complete one chapter today? Open the book and work on two chapters. You never know how big your competitions are.

Finally, have you ever lost something in life? A call letter that never came, an exam that you never passed, the brokerage that you never got or the high jump that you could never complete in that competition? You have experienced failure aren’t you? Does that hit you hard? You know what will hit harder? When you wake up one day, work for winning over the thing you lost. When you win it…. that would be the biggest hit you got in life.

As Rocky Balboa said

“It ain’t about how hard you’re hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much can you take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”