New Delhi: When MS Dhoni walks away from the game, he will be remembered more as a leader of men than a player with great cricketing skills.
Dhoni is a man of many talents. Apart from being wicketkeeper-batsman, he also is one of the best finishers in world cricket.
Despite that, it is leading a side that Dhoni seems to be most associated with.
It's almost as though his legacy will be predominantly defined by his captaincy and not the runs he scored or his dismissals behind the stumps.
Not just Indian fans and cricketers, but players from other teams and countries too view Dhoni as a leader.
Once such instance was witnessed during Rising Pune Supergiants' opening IPL game against Mumbai Indians.
New RPS recruit Kevin Pietersen was mic'd up and having a chat with the commentators during the MI innings.
"How does it feel to be in a team with so many captains," one of the commentators asked him.
The obvious reference was to the trio of Faf du Plessis, Steve Smith and Dhoni, who captain their respective international teams in the T20 format.
"There is only one captain. He is wearing gloves and purple pads,'' the star batsman told the commentary box.
With that clear response, the former England skipper not only summed up Dhoni's stature, but also his legacy in world cricket.