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BCCI has reportedly approached former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to convince Stephen Fleming to take up the Indian team Head Coach’s role. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) invited applications for senior men’s head coach as Rahul Dravid’s tenure is approaching its end. As per the reports, Chennai Super Kings coach Fleming was BCCI’s first choice for the role. However, the former Kiwi captain expressed his reluctance for the role until 2027.

As per Hindustan Times, despite Fleming making his decision clear, the BCCI hasn’t decided to give up on him yet. The Jay Shah-chaired body decided to seek help from former CSK captain MS Dhoni to persuade Fleming.

A BCCI source told HT, "Fleming hasn't said no. He has expressed his concerns about the tenure of the contract, which is nothing unusual. Even Rahul Dravid wasn't keen in the beginning, but he was persuaded. It shouldn't be a surprise if the same thing happens with Fleming. And who better than MS Dhoni to do the job?”

You cannot command or demand respect, it needs to be earned: MS Dhoni

Former India and CSK skipper MS Dhoni said that people in leadership positions should learn to earn respect as it cannot be commanded or demanded. At a recent promotional event of the franchise, Dhoni shared some invaluable insights and words of wisdom on leadership. In a video posted by Dubai Eye 103.8 on YouTube, ‘Captain Cool’ could be seen addressing the audience about leading any organisation or a team. 

He said, “You lead by example through ups and downs because when you are successful it’s very easy to say this is what we do but when times are tough is the real time and you have to walk that talk, and in in those moments, if you are still the same, that is when you earn the respect.” ‘Thala’ as he is called went on to say, “When we talk about leaders is to know an important thing that you have to earn the respect of the people you are leading.”

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He added, “You cannot command or demand respect, you need to earn it. I may be having a position in an institution, and yes, that position needs to be respected but me as an individual sitting on the chair, I need to earn that respect. I can’t be saying, okay, I’m sitting in this chair, you need to respect me.”