new Delhi: In India, where cricketers take life to reach the top level, the talent of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) was different. His journey from junior cricket to Bihar cricket team, Jharkhand cricket team to India A team and from there to Indian team was completed in just 5-6 years. Mahendra Singh Dhoni started his international career 16 years ago today, on 23 December 2004, through an ODI against Bangladesh.
Dhoni (MS Dhoni) failed to do anything special in his first ODI against Bangladesh and was run out without opening an account, but in his fifth ODI against Pakistan in the next series, he scored 148 runs off 123 balls in Visakhapatnam. Exploded. Mahendra Singh Dhoni took over the captaincy of the Indian team in the year 2008. When Dhoni took over the captaincy of the team, he had many challenges. Like giving opportunities to the youth and building a team for the future. Dhoni gave many historic moments to the Indian team, facing all those challenges. Team India tasted for the first time under Dhoni’s captaincy to become number one in Tests.
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) is the only captain in world cricket who has captured three big ICC trophies. Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India has won ICC World T20 (2007), Cricket World Cup (2011) and ICC Champions Trophy (2013). Apart from this, India became number one in Tests for the first time in 2009. On 15 August this year, Dhoni suddenly announced his retirement from international cricket. Dhoni had retired from Test cricket in December 2014. In the beginning of 2017, Dhoni said goodbye to ODI and T20 captaincy in the same style, for which he is known.
Dhoni played his last international match against New Zealand in the semi-finals of the World Cup 2019. Please tell that Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s form in World Cup 2019 was very bad. Dhoni scored 273 runs at an average of 45.50 in 8 innings of 9 matches played in the World Cup 2019, including 2 fifties. During this, Dhoni also faced criticism for his slow batting.
Dhoni (MS Dhoni) played his last Test match for India in December 2014 against Australia in Melbourne. Apart from this, Dhoni played his last T20 International match against Australia in February 2019 in Bengaluru. Born on 12 July 1981, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s batting had started showing the effect of his growing age. Dhoni was constantly criticized for his slow batting.
1 Cricket World Cup (2011)
1 T20 World Cup (2007)
1 Champions Trophy (2013)
3 IPL titles (2010, 2011, 2018)
2 Champions League T20 titles (2010, 2014)
10,773 ODI runs + 444 behind wickets
4,876 Test runs + 294 wickets behind wickets
91 victims behind 1,617 T20 International runs + wickets
Performance in One Day Internationals – Mahendra Singh Dhoni has scored 10773 runs in 350 ODIs for India at an average of 50.57, which includes 10 centuries and 73 fifties. During this, his best score was 183 not out. Dhoni has 1 wicket in ODIs and his best performance is 1 wicket for 14 runs.
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Performance in Tests – Mahendra Singh Dhoni has scored 4876 runs in 90 Tests for India at an average of 38.09, which includes 6 centuries and 33 half-centuries. During this time, his best score was 224 runs.
Performance in T20 International – Mahendra Singh Dhoni has scored 1617 runs in 98 T20 Internationals for India at an average of 37.60, including 2 fifties. During this, his best score was 56 runs.