“Mahi Bhaiya, how do you remain so calm?”
A student questioned the Indian Cricket legend in 2016, during the trailer launch of his biopic.
“Please share your secret. It’ll help me handle exam pressure.”
“I learned it from my father,” Dhoni replied.
“When I was your age,” he continued, “I’d my board exam. And I wanted to go out and play some cricket.”
“So, I asked my father for his permission.”
“What did he say?” the student asked.
“He told me,” Dhoni said, “Agar saal bhar mehnat kiye hoge, toh ek din se farak nahi padega. Aur agar saal bhar mehnat nahi kiye hoge, toh bhi ek din se farak nahi padega.”
Translation – If you have studied for the whole year, then one day won’t make a difference. If you haven’t studied for the whole year, then too, one day won’t make a difference.
MS Dhoni’s calmness comes from his consistency.
And with his consistency comes the lack of extreme pressure.