Today marks the completion of 15 years in the cricketing field for the great man from Ranchi, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Termed as Once in a generation type of a player, his life history is no secret and the struggles he went through before reaching out to such heights is just out of this world.
Dhoni made his debut in 2004 for India in ODIs against Bangladesh and little did we know, the rest was history.
Today, the fans are celebrating the massive 15 years of Dhoni
Dhoni, the wonder
Dhoni turned the face of Indian cricket and brought a new dimension to the Indian International Team. He took over the captaincy of India in the limited-overs in one of the most humiliating times.
India was knocked out of the World Cup in 2007 in the preliminary stages. That was the biggest disappointment for India in a long time then, Considering the fact that India were the runners-up in the previous edition of the world cup, and was earning the reputation of a successful team away from home then.
The world cup exit was hard to digest for the Indian fans, but within months later that year, Dhoni won the Inaugural edition of the T20 world cup which marked the beginning of a whole new chapter in Indian Cricket. MS Dhoni tasted success in almost all the major tournaments that he captained since then.
The man with a Midas touch
MS Dhoni’s decisions during crucial times surprised many cricket experts and fans. But, the man always trusted his instincts and went by his gut feelings in the crucial times which had paid off more often than not.
The decision to give the last over to Joginder Sharma in the T20 world cup final when he had an over from Harbhajan under his sleeve is one of those moments which is unforgettable for all the cricket fans.
Only captain to win all the ICC trophies
MS Dhoni is the only captain to win all the major ICC events with the T20 world cup, 50 over world cup, ICC Champions Trophy, Asia Cup, CB Series, Test Mace, Dhoni has seen it all for India in International cricket. He not only stopped with the International cricket but also extended his dominance in franchise cricket as well. He has won 3 IPL trophies, 2 Champions League trophies for CSK.
Dhoni has been out of action since the semi-final defeat to New Zealand in the world cup earlier this year. The former India captain has made himself unavailable for all the limited-overs series since then.
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