The name needs no introduction. That is why when he announced his decision to step down as the captain of the Indian cricket team in the ODI format, it came as a shock to all. He has proved to be one of the most successful captains in all the formats of Cricket.
He received the position as the captain of the ODI team in 2007, and since then he has taken the team to unbelievable heights.
Here are few proud moments of Dhoni’s.
1.2007 WORLD T20
Dhoni led the team that had elites like Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. He proved his competence against the odds and won the first T20 world cup series.
The country had to defeat its arch nemesis Pakistan for the ownership of the cup. The match turned upside down multiple times, but in the end Dhoni’s tactics successfully led us to victory.
2.2011 world cup
Probably this is the most successful achievement in his profile to date. India won the ODI world cup after a span of 28 years.
The final match took place between India and its neighbor Sri Lanka. It took place in Mumbai. Dhoni used the benefit of home ground to his advantage. His captaincy led us to the triumph we all were waiting for roughly 3 decades.
Chennai Super Kings have been a strong contender in the IPL series right from the very beginning. It was barely a surprise when they came out as the winning team of the IPL series in 2010. This was something bound to happen.
They defeated the Mumbai Indians in the final.
Not only this.
The same year, they also won the Champions League. They defeated the Africa based team, Warriors.
4.M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
The movie came out last year. It was one of the most anticipated releases of the last year.
It successfully stood against the criticism of both critics and audience and turned out as one of the biggest hits of 2016.
Alongside cricket, he is the co owner of
- Ranchi Rays
- Chennaiyin FC
- Mahi racing team India
He has received some of the most honorary awards. Some of them are
- ICC ODI Player of the Year : 2008, 2009
- ICC World ODI XI: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
- ICC world test XI: 2009, 2010, 2013
- LG People’s choice award: 2013
- Honorary doctorate degree by De Montfort University in August 2011
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest honor given for achievement in sports, 2007–08.