Book : Democracy’s XI: The Great Indian Cricket Story

It’s just the way I am. I don’t like to complicate life too much and prefer to live in the moment. You may be up one day and down the next. You learn to accept what life has to offer so long as you do your best always. If you have a glass of water in front of you, you should be content with it, why seek a bottle of water when the glass will do for you?’

‘Look, my attitude to life has always been to keep things simple,’ responds Dhoni. ‘I was just happy to be travelling with the India-A team and getting a chance to play. If you don’t push for too much in life, you will never feel disappointed.’

Nothing has come easy to me so I learnt to appreciate whatever little I got,’ he says.

Where I came from, it was always about taking life one step at a time. So every little step mattered rather than the final destination.