Former India captain MS Dhoni was recently spotted catching up with his former teammates Zaheer Khan, Parthiv Patel and Ashish Nehra. The legendary reunion took place at a restaurant and former wicketkeeper batter Parthiv shared the picture on his Instagram account. Indian cricket fans were taken on a nostalgic ride as love poured in for the quartet in the comments section.
Nehra and Zaheer, the former Indian pace duo, were part of the 2011 World Cup-winning team led by Dhoni. Meanwhile, apart from playing for India together, Parthiv and Nehra shared the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) dressing room with the legendary skipper for multiple Indian Premier League (IPL) seasons.
In the picture shared by Parthiv, all four of them can be seen posing on a couch with warm smiles on their faces. It was reportedly taken at a restaurant. Check out the image below:
While Nehra, Zaheer and Parthiv retired from all formats of cricket, Dhoni retired from international cricket in 2020 but continues to play in the IPL. The former trio are currently engaged in various roles such as coach and analyst. The 42-year-old Dhoni, who will be seen as the captain in the yellow jersey again in IPL 2024, has already started his batting practice in the nets in Ranchi.
Respect is important as it does not come with the chair or rank: Dhoni
Meanwhile, at a recent event, Dhoni talked about his leadership mantra. The man who led India to three major international titles and CSK to glory five times, said it is important for a leader to earn respect and it is through his deeds rather than words.
"Loyalty has a lot to do with the respect factor. When you talk about the dressing room, unless the support staff or players respect you, it is difficult to get that loyalty. It is actually about what you are doing and not about what you are speaking. You may not actually speak anything but your conduct can earn that respect," said Dhoni.
"I always felt that earning respect (as a leader) is important as it does not come with the chair or rank. It comes with your conduct. People are insecure at times. Sometimes, even if the team believes in you, you are actually the first person who will not believe in you. To sum it up, don't try to command respect but earn it, as it is very organic. Once you have that loyalty then the performance too will follow," he added.