Dhoni, who's been married for nine years, admitted that he is better than an ideal husband because he lets his wife Sakshi do whatever she wants.
Speaking at an event organised by matrimonial site 'BharatMatrimony', Dhoni left the audience in splits with his speech on marriage. "All men are like lions until they get married," said the Ranchi lad.
"I am like an ideal husband. I let my wife do everything. I know I can be happy only if my wife is happy. My wife will only be happy if I say yes to anything and everything that she says," he added.
"The real essence of marriage is once you cross 50. Once you are 55, I would say that's the real age for love. That's where you get slightly away from whatever your daily routine is," he said.
Dhoni has been on a sabbatical since India's semi-final exit from the World Cup in England in July and has missed the West Indies tour and home series against South Africa and Bangladesh.
Dhoni married Sakshi Singh Dhoni in 2010.
The former India skipper earlier decided to take a two month break and serve his army regiment after a gruelling India Premier League season and the 2019 World Cup.
On Tuesday, India head coach Ravi Shastri did not rule Dhoni out of the probables for the 2020 T20I World Cup to be held in Australia in November.
With agency inputs