This case is about the charismatic ex-captain of the Indian national cricket team (in short format) Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The case outlines the emergence of Dhoni as a leader, exploration of his leadership style through his journey of spectacular rises and controversies. Dhoni became the captain of the team in 2007, and soon became the most successful captain in the history of Indian cricket. The case talks about how a small town boy emerged as a tall star in the midst of giants like Sachin, Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. A big part of India’s turnaround from a bunch of straggling individuals to an aggressive and consistent combination has to do with Dhoni’s leadership. Dhoni has a couple of admirable attributes as a leader. The players believe in him and he remains as calm as light air. He has carried Team India to victory so many times by keeping his head and hitting judiciously that the team believe he can indeed perform miracles. This is the type of mentally strong performance that engenders great loyalty and inspires players to give everything they have got for the captain. Team India blossoms under his Captaincy. The case also discusses his announcement of retirement from test cricket and the stunning mount during the recent world cup.