1. VVS Laxman
He is one of the most successful captains and cricketers to have played for India. My finest memory of Dhoni actually coming from one of our most difficult year in Test cricket -- 2011 when lost eight Test matches in England and Australia. Dhoni remained calm even as I as a senior player was getting frustrated. I had asked him at Adelaide how can he remain so calm under such pressure situations. I think that makes him a different person and cricketer.
2. Sourav Ganguly
There will not be any other Dhoni. He is once in a lifetime player. There is no point in trying to imitate Dhoni because you cannot. And no one can replace Dhoni too.
3. Sachin Tendulkar
I think the presence of Dhoni behind the stumps is a big advantage for Virat Kohli too because it helps him remain calm and concentrate and grow in his captaincy role. It is indeed heartening to see the chemistry between Dhoni and Kohli, and it is good for Indian cricket too.
4. Kevin Pietersen
It is unbelievable how MS remain calm in the heated atmosphere of international cricket. You may not see him talk a lot and that I think because he wants to devote that time to think about his game and when he was the captain I think he used that extra time to take care of his players. A great player.