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Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: India's most successful captain cool turns 38



HIGHLIGHTS


  • Born on July 7, 1981, 'Captain Cool' Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned 38 on Sunday.
  • MS Dhoni is the only man to captain his country to victory in all 3 ICC tournaments.
  • MS Dhoni's cool and composed nature made him an icon with India's youth.




Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: India's most successful captain cool turns 38

Happy Birthday MS Dhoni
India's most successful captain cool turns 38


Born on July 7, 1981, 'Captain Cool' Mahendra Singh Dhoni turns 38 on Sunday. MS Dhoni is one of the biggest cricket icons in the world, which the game has ever known.


MS Dhoni's career started on December 23, 2004 against Bangladesh. But he became the greatest batsman of history. In ODIs, MS Dhoni soon became an invincible force.

However, as captain of India, MS Dhoni made his mark in the cricket world.
Ms. Dhoni's calm decency and difficult, under pressure situations, poker face became part of folklore.

Dhoni used his cricketing stakes and smart to help India win the 2011 Cricket World Cup, the 2007 T20 World Cup and the Champions Trophy. No other person has captained his country to win all three ICC tournaments.

A small town boy from Ranchi developed himself to become the best captain and wicketkeeper in the world. It was a quiet and peaceful nature of Dhoni who made him an icon with the youth of India.

In 2007, an amazing option for captaincy, led by MS Dhoni led India to 200 ODIs, out of which India won 110 matches. At home, he captained the team for 43 out of 73 matches. So far, MS Dhoni has represented India in 90 Tests, 348 ODIs and 98 T20Is. He has scored more than 10,000 ODI runs, and has scored almost 5,000 runs in Test cricket.


Dhoni, who ended India's long drought as a real wicket-keeper batsman, holds the record for the most stumping in international cricket - he has influenced 123 stumping.

As soon as India started its campaign for the 2019 edition of the World Cup, there was a lot of publicity around Dhoni. 38-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman and former captain, was the longest serving Indian captain who was playing his last World Cup.

However, his journey to the World Cup so far has not been as he wanted.

Currently playing in his fourth World Cup, MS Dhoni's bat has consistently been criticized for his lack of intent. Dhoni, who is considered to be one of the best finishes in the game, has been seen struggling to find boundaries and accelerate the run rate.


MS Dhoni scored 28 runs in 52 balls against Afghanistan, one of the weaker teams in the tournament raised many concerns. Dhoni, while pursuing India's unsuccessful run against England, lent some momentum when India had to face defeat in the tournament.

Despite the lack of recent form, Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not always be remembered as one of the best captains of history, not just Indian cricket.

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