I have three dogs at home. Even after losing a series or winning a series, they treat me the same way.
A perfect smile is too often missing from the faces of the world. If cricket can provide more smiles, it is doing its job.
I never allow myself to be pressured.
The era of playing aggressive cricket and to have the mid-on up is gone. You now try to read the mindset of a batsman.
For me, it's important to build good partnerships rather than score centuries. Once, you have those partnerships, you will also get centuries.
Movies are a big part of our Indian culture.
I don't study cricket too much. Whatever I have learned or experienced is through cricket I've played on the field, and whatever little I have watched.
I am in the hands of Deori Maa. Every time I come to Ranchi, I visit her temple. I still remember my first visit.
I don't like discussing cricket off the field.
I have joked before that there is a good chance that I might retire before Tendulkar.
I have formed the Mahendra Singh Dhoni Charitable Trust which organises cricket tournaments in Jharkhand to identify promising cricketers so that we can help groom them, either in India or abroad.
He continues to give more than 100 per cent and his schoolboy-like enthusiasm for the game is something I envy and admire. For the team he is the best available coaching manual.
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