Team India has produced some great results thanks to the partnership between former team captain Dhoni and team coach Gary Kirsten. Be it the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup win or the distinction of becoming the No.1 in the ICC Test rankings. The Indian team has achieved a lot with the help of Kirsten and Dhoni. Not only this, Dhoni and Kirsten respect each other very much.
Speaking about Dhoni in a recent interview, Kirsten said that Dhoni's loyalty made him one of the most influential people. Kirsten, speaking on The RK Show, said, "One of the most influential people I've met is a great leader, he's got an incredible presence as a leader, but most importantly, he's Loyal." Kirsten also mentioned that when Dhoni had canceled the entire trip for him.
Kirsten said, "I'll never forget, just before World Cup 2011, we were called on a flight to school in Bangalore and to see him. Obviously, there were some foreigners in our support staff, and we got the information of not going in the morning when the whole team was about to leave - and everyone was eager to see the event - the three South Africans themselves were me, Paddy Upton, and Eric Simmons, who were called to flight school. I was not allowed to enter, as it was seen as a potential security risk. For which Mahi canceled the entire program. All he said was, "These are my people. If they are not allowed, none of us are going to leave. This is what I liked. "
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