Ceding space to someone else is never easy and it becomes more difficult when you are at a commanding position. In the course of clinching Border-Gavaskar trophy 2008, MSD taught an unforgettable lesson to world Cricket. Before stepping in the shoes of Indian Cricket captain, he assured to show gratitude to someone who set the foundation to make things easy for him. Today when the ninth Australian wicket had fallen and the formality remained after a dramatic post-lunch Austrilia's collapse, MSD showed a remarkable gesture and ask Dada to captain Indian side in his last test innings. The joy, pride and enthusiasm on Ganguly's face were telling everyone what MSD has done. The step MSD took showed the world that if you want to rise you need to show gratitude towards your seniors. He reminded us that a branch laden with most number of flowers leans most.

Everyone is talking about India's victory in this series, retirement of Jumbo, clangers of Punter, 40th century of master blaster and tactful captaincy of Dhoni. But it must also be remembered for the remarkable gesture from Dhoni and it will work as an example in world cricket for eons to come.