Mostly, we look up to the west to talk about leadership and management and even read books written by Western Authors like Peter Drucker, David Allen, Michael Watkins, etc. and fail to celebrate great leadership demonstrated in the East. Even when we talk about leaders of the nation, we always talk about Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill. This thread is to celebrate the leadership qualities of an Indian cricketer M.S. Dhoni. It is amazing to watch how many Indian and Foreign players are appreciative of the leadership qualities of this cricketer. When he was interviewed after winning the IPL title for the fifth time, the interviewer asked why he is being cheered so much by the fans by shouting “Dhoni” whenever he walks into the playing field. He simply replied, “They relate so well with the type of game I play as there is nothing orthodox about it and they can easily place themselves in my shoes. That level of humility is what makes him a great leader. When players talk about him, they always mention that he moulds the new players and reinvent the older players by his friendly discussions. He shares his thoughts and give them opportunity to shine. Once they showcase their skills, he backs them well by trusting them and giving them the freedom to perform in their own style. He only explains the role in the team. This is unparalleled demonstration of people management and empowerment of the colleagues. He leads from the front by giving some crucial advise at critical stages of the game to the fielders and bowlers. He adjusts the fielders so often guessing what the batters are trying to do. His reflex at his age is superior as his stumping of Shubman Gill in the IPL final is a great example. He himself moves closer to the stumps if the player takes a stance outside the crease. Using strategies superior to other teams, he often trumps the competition. He has the important quality of focusing on the processes than the end result and mostly remain in the present moment. He keeps his emotion under check and stay calm at crucial stages of the game. This gives him the ability to think clearly. His resume has 1 50 overs World Cup win, 1 T20 World Cup win, 5 IPL titles and many more bilateral series wins. He is unaffected by praise or criticism and keeps focusing on how to improve his leadership skills consistently and how to contribute better to his team. He has created a great legacy for many to follow.I honestly believe he as a subject should be researched by major universities to breakdown his skills into reusable techniques. I tip my hats to this natural leader for his accomplishments and wish him great success in all his future endeavors.