Episode 10: Dhoni and India

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s career is so resonant for most Indians. Amit Varma and Vivek Kaul get together in episode 10 of Econ Central to discuss how Dhoni, when he emerged, represented a new India empowered by liberalisation. He was a disruptor from a small town who led Indian cricket into a new age — but also failed to adapt when cricket changed again.

Also check out:
1. What Have We Done With Our Independence? — Episode 186 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Pratap Bhanu Mehta).
2. Fixing Indian Education — Episode 185 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Karthik Muralidharan).
3. MS Dhoni — Where Will I Get That Adrenaline Rush Again? — Vivek Kaul.
4. Siddhartha Vaidyanathan’s pieces on Dhoni: 123456.
5. MS Dhoni: a bona fide legend with shades of grey — Sidharth Monga.
6. Induce Mistakes, Avoid Making Them – The Method to MS Dhoni’s Madness — Amit Varma.
7. Easy Lies the Head — Mukul Kesavan.
8. Seizing the White Space — Mark Johnson.
9. Resources vs Constraints – Why T20 Teams Need to Attack More — Amit Varma.
10. For this Brave New World of cricket, we have IPL and England to thank — Amit Varma.
11. Purists, keep quiet. Cricket is changing, not dying (2018)– Amit Varma.
12. The Tamasha All Purists Should Love (2018) — Amit Varma.
13. Opportunity, Choice and the IPL (2008) — Amit Varma
14. The Lesson From This IPL: Frontload Your Innings (2014) — Amit Varma.
15. What Cricket Can Learn From Economics (2016) — Amit Varma.
16. He’s Been a Legend, But Now It’s Time to Thank Dhoni for His Services (2018) — Amit Varma.
17. Indian cricket’s conflict-of-interest problem — Mukul Kesavan.
18. Dhoni faces conflict-of-interest question — Abhishek Purohit.
19. MS Dhoni, Arun Pandey links go beyond Rhiti Sports — Josy Joseph.
20. The Dhoni Touch — Bharat Sundaresan.
21. Women at Work — Episode 132 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Namita Bhandare).
22. Do We Need Billionaires? — Episode 9 of Econ Central.
23. Rent Control in India — Episode 14 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Alex Tabarrok).
24. The Right to Property — Episode 26 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Shruti Rajagopalan).
25. Fear the Boom and Bust: Keynes vs. Hayek – The Original Economics Rap Battle!
26. Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek – Economics Rap Battle Round Two.
27. Conversation and Society — Episode 182 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Russ Roberts).

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