Just recently, the best Indian Captain till date, the legend M. S. Dhoni, announced his retirement as a captain for limited over Cricket and gave the captaincy of all the three formats completely to Virat Kohli. The decision taken by him came at such a perfect time considering that Dhoni does not find himself captaining the team in 2019 World Cup that we couldn't stop talking about him. This led the reader in me to read a book based on Mr. Dhoni and I got my hands on "Think and Win like Dhoni" written by Sfurti Sahare. As obvious, this book is published by Jaico Publication which has never shied away from publishing the contents which no other publication dares to.
I remember I read a book written on Salman Khan about why he is the way he is. The name of the book was "Being Salman" and after completing it, I was so disappointed that I decided never to read any such books which will talk about why a certain personality behaves in a certain manner. This book is also on the same lines but I am astonished at the fact that being the 1st time author, Ms. Sfurti Sahare have managed the topic so well on how Dhoni takes difficult decisions keeping himself calm on the field that I would like to read more book from her on different topics now.
Talking about a personality like Dhoni, it could have been possible that the book would have talked about obvious facts and cliche. But the authoress have actually given some great tips for us to become successful in our decision-making capabilities by giving meaningful examples of Dhoni's decisions on the field that can surely make us successful and a good human being. There are stuffs which we are actually unaware about Dhoni regarding how it is easy for him to be so detached with success, fear, failure, achievements etc in the times when other players over-react on and off field. I liked the conversation between the author and the man himself in middle of the chapters. Reading what Dhoni feels about certain things in his own words has been a great experience.
There is a lot of learning that a reader can take with himself after reading the book. Author have nicely categorized the chapters and the sub-topics. You can feel each and every desperate emotion of authoress where she wants you to adopt Dhoni's exemplary style in your own life and achieve your goals and yet stay grounded. The only drawback that I felt while reading the book is the repetition of the same incidents again and again. Also, there are few typos here and there. Rather than repeating the same incident again and again, author could have mentioned the incident and then listed down all that we can learn from it.
Otherwise, this book is one of the perfect non-fiction books that one should surely read. For Dhoni's fans, this book is a must thing in their shelf. Author's research and deep knowledge in the subject impresses the reader a lot. Being a woman, her interest in Cricket and the insights that she provides is hard to believe. Kudos to the authoress for her efforts. I give this book 4.25* out of 5. I wish it had 100 more pages. The book is that good.
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