Everyone has been impressed by the story of the Indian cricket team’s World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s journey from ticket collector to trophy collector. Those who are fans of Dhoni are not only his fans but they love Dhoni. People from all walks of life, including cricket lovers, consider Dhoni as their inspiration.
Everyone has been impressed by the story of the Indian cricket team’s World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s journey from ticket collector to trophy collector. Those who are fans of Dhoni are not only his fans but they love Dhoni. People from all walks of life, including cricket lovers, consider Dhoni as their inspiration. Today, even though he has retired from international cricket, what he has done for the country during his captaincy can never be erased. In the cricket world, India has set great records worldwide. Dhoni is the only captain in the world to have won all the ICC titles. Dhoni led India to various trophies including the ODI World Cup, T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy under his captaincy. Dhoni is considered one of the most successful captains in the world.
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Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand) and belongs to a Hindu Rajput family. He is the youngest of three children of Paan Singh and Devaki Devi. His parents first lived in Uttarakhand, but later moved to Ranchi. His father worked as a pump operator in the junior management position at MECON Colony in the Doranda area of Ranchi. Mahendra Singh Dhoni took charge of the Indian cricket team from 2007 to 2017. He also took over the leadership of the test cricket from 2008 to 2014. In Indian domestic cricket, he played for the Bihar and Jharkhand cricket teams. He used to be the captain of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and left the captaincy of the CSK from Dhoni a few days before the 2022 tournament. Under Dhoni’s captain, CSK won the IPL trophy in 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021.
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Let us tell you about the great achievements of the former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni-
In the world of cricket, great captains like Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh, Kapil Dev, Imran Khan are considered successful captains. Above all, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is called the best captain in India. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only captain in the world to have won all the ICC trophies. Under Dhoni’s captain, India went to the ODI World Cup, T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy, in addition to the Asia Cup twice in 2010 and 2016. MS Dhoni has played 332 international matches as captain, which is a world record. During this, Dhoni’s bat scored 11,207 runs, and he scored 11 centuries and 71 half centuries. Dhoni has been captain of India in 200 ODI matches, 60 test matches and 72 T20 matches.
Dhoni’s record in ODI
- MS Dhoni is the fourth Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid to reach 10,000 ODI runs and also the second wicketkeeper to achieve the feat.
- Batting as No. 6, he scored the most career races (4031 races) in ODI history.
- The only player to score more than a century in ODI cricket when he hit No. 7 or lower. (Dhoni has 2 tons at number 7)
- Dhoni is the first Indian and fifth overall to beat 200 sixes in the ODI.
- In 2005, Dhoni scored 183 * against Sri Lanka, which is the highest score by a wicketkeeper.
- Dhoni holds the current record for most matches played in ODI’s history as captain, having also served as wicketkeeper (200).
- Dhoni also holds the record for most stumpings (120) by any wicketkeeper in ODIs. Currently the only goalkeeper to pass 100 stumpings.
- Dhoni is the first Indian wicketkeeper to take 300 ODI catches and the fourth in total to do so.
Dhoni’s record in test match
- In 2009, under Dhoni’s captain, India topped the Test cricket rankings for the first time.
- Dhoni proved to be the most successful Indian test captain with 27 test victories before Sourav Ganguly had the record with 21 victories.
- First Indian wicketkeeper to score more than 4,000 Test runs.
- Dhoni tops the list of Indian wicket-keepers with 294 layoffs in his overall career.
Dhoni’s records in T20Is
Most wins (41) and most matches (72) as captain of the T20Is
Most layoffs (87) and most rejections (33) as wicketkeeper in T20Is
Awarded to Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for the 2007-08 season
2008 and 2009 ICC ODI Player of the Year
Awarded the Padma Shri Award in 2009
Awarded the Padma Bhushan Award in 2018