New Delhi. MS Dhoni has given a lot not only to Indian cricket but also to international cricket. Today is a special day for them. He retired from international cricket on 15 August 2020. However, by then he had registered his name in the pages of history. They are still playing in T20 league IPL. Under his captaincy, Team India won the T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup and ICC Champions Trophy. Till now no other captain in the world has been able to win all three trophies. His memorable innings played in the final of the 2011 World Cup is still remembered by all the fans.
The 41-year-old Dhoni was the goalkeeper of the football team at the time of school. Seeing his brilliant game, the school teacher encouraged him to play cricket instead of football. After that whatever he did in world cricket is in front of everyone today. Dhoni impressed everyone with his wicketkeeping in junior cricket as well, but when he came to international, he remained here. This new entrant was given the command of the team in 2007 in the absence of senior players. In the debut season of the tournament, he not only made Team India the champion, but also slammed Pakistan twice including the final.
Debut in December 2004
MS Dhoni made his international debut in December 2004. He got a chance to play ODI against Bangladesh. He played the last match in the ODI World Cup in July 2019. In the 2007 T20 World Cup, the team also made many records under his captaincy. Yuvraj Singh hit 6 sixes in 6 balls. India beat Australia. Won the final by defeating Pakistan twice. India defeated Sri Lanka in the final of the 2011 ODI World Cup. At the same time, Team India defeated England in the final of the 2013 Champions Trophy.
6 titles to CSK
MS Dhoni is also one of the most successful captains of IPL. He led Chennai Super Kings to IPL title 4 times in 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021 under his captaincy. He was being criticized after his poor performance in 2020. But in 2021, he silenced all the critics by winning the title. Under his captaincy, Chennai also won the Champions League T20 title twice in 2010 and 2014. He is also credited with producing many young players.
India’s most successful captain
MS Dhoni is one of the most successful captains of India. No one has won more matches than him in all three formats. He captained in overall 332 matches. Won in 178, while defeat in 120. No other Indian captain has been able to win 150 matches. He has won 27 out of 60 Tests, 110 out of 200 ODIs and 41 matches out of 72 T20s as captain. He is still the most match-winning captain for India in T20 and ODI.
Dhoni has scored more than 15 thousand runs in international cricket. He scored 4876 runs in 90 Tests at an average of 38. Scored 6 centuries and 33 half-centuries. Talking about ODIs, he scored 10773 runs in 350 matches at an average of 51. Scored 10 centuries and 73 half-centuries. Scored 1617 runs in 98 matches of T20 International. Scored 2 fifties. He has scored more than 7 thousand runs in overall T20. He is third in terms of hunting the most as a wicketkeeper in international cricket and as an Indian at number one. He took 634 catches and made 195 stumpings.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 15, 2022, 06:00 IST