MS Dhoni is the former Indian skipper & international cricketer. He made his international debut in 2004 against Bangladesh. Dhoni has played 538 matches for India across all formats. He has captained India in 60 test, 199 ODI, 72 T20 matches & has won 27, 110 & 41 matches respectively with a win ratio of 45%, 55.27% & 56.90%. In the inaugural IPL season, he was bought by Chennai Super Kings for a whopping amount of 1.5million dollars. He has participated in 190 IPL matches so far. He has impressive IPL records as captain, he has captained in 160 occasions in IPL till now and won 99 matches with 61.88-win percentile. Dhoni is considered one of the greats of limited over cricket. So, MS Dhoni as a Captain was very Successful.
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FUN FACTS DURING DHONI AS A CAPTAIN FOR INDIA
- INDIA WON 2011 ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP IN DHONI’S CAPTAINCY
- INDIA WON 2013 ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY LEAD BY DHONI
- AT THE AGE OF 26, DHONI’S CAPTAINCY HELPED INDIAN CRICKET TEAM OWN FIRST-EVER WORLD T20 IN 2007.
- On 24 SEP,2007 AFTER WINNING WORLD T20 AGAINST PAKISTAN INDIAN CAPTAIN DHOIN BECOME 2ND INDIAN CAPTAIN TO WIN A WORLD CUP IN ANY FORM OF CRICKET AFTER KAPIL DEV
- DHONI HAS CAPTAINED IN 2011 AND 2015 WORLD CUP. IN 2011 WORLD CUP INDIA WONED WHEREAS IN 2015 WORLD CUP INDIA REACHED IN SEMIFINAL.
- MS DHONI IS THE 3RD CAPTAIN TO WIN 100 GAMES OVERALL EVERY FORMAT.
- DHONI PLAYED MOST INTERNATIONAL MATCHES WHICH IS 332 AS A CAPTAIN.
- MSD IS THE 1ST AND SO FAR THE ONLY WICKETKEEPER HAVING A RECORD OF 161 STUPING IN INTERNATIONAL FORMATS.
- Dhoni was out at zero runs on duck in his debut In ODI but made a century as a captain.
ODI WIN STATS DHONI AS A CAPTAIN
In total, MS Dhoni Played 331 matches including all cricket formats out of these Dhoni captained in total 199 ODI Matches & own 110 matches with a winning ratio of 55.27% which is excellent. Dhoni Captained In limited over formats from 2007 to 2016 whereas In test format from 2008 to 2014. MS Dhoni as a captain, India won the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup & 2013 ICC Championship Trophy. Dhoni has scored more than 10,000 runs In ODI Cricket and made his name in the list of Highest One day International run scorers. He has a record of 100 stumpings In ODI Cricket so becomes the 1st wicketkeeper to crack this record.
TEST WINS WITH RECORDS-MS DHONI AS A CAPTAIN
MS Dhoni made his test debut 15 years back in 2005 against Sri Lanka. He was selected by selectors for his good performance in ODI cricket. In his debut match, Dhoni made 30 runs. Dhoni got the liability of captainship in 2008 after India great Anil Kumble’s retirement. Since the beginning, India won many home series, like against Australia (2-0), New Zealand (1-0) & Sri Lanka (2-0) under Dhoni’s leadership. In 2009 India became no 1 Test side& was conferred the Test mace. Dhoni’s India won test series in New Zealand in 2009 on their soil. India even managed to draw a test series in South Africa by giving a tough competition. In 2014 Dhoni retired from Test cricket in the ongoing test series against Australia in Australia.
MS Dhoni has played 90 test matches while captaining in 60 matches. He has scored 4876 runs with an average of 38.09, scoring 6 hundred and 33 half-centuries. Dhoni made 224 in Chennai against Australia which is the highest individual score by an Indian wicket-keeper. He has 27 wins in 60 matches as skipper.
T20 WINS AND RECORDS
MS Dhoni debuted in T20 cricket against South Africa in 2006. In the inaugural T20 World Cup 2007 Dhoni captained India for the first time as a result India ended up winning the tournament. At the age of 26, MS Dhoni made India 1st T20 World Cup Winners In his captaincy. MS Dhoni has captained India in 5 more World Cups. He was an excellent player in T20s for his sensational hitting abilities in death overs. Dhoni has an outstanding record as captain 41 wins in 70 matches. Dhoni has made India play semi-finals in the 2014 & 2016 T20 world cup. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni has represented India in 98 matches, in which he has made 1617 runs with an average of 37.60. Though MS Dhoni’s highest score is 56 vs South Africa in a T20 match 2017.
IPL WINS AND RECORDS
MS Dhoni played first IPL for Chennai Super Kings & during that took his team to the final on the very first occasion. Under Dhoni’s Leadership, Chennai has played IPL playoff every year till 2019. MS Dhoni is the first IPL captain to win 100 IPL matches. For 12 long years, Chennai Super Kings has retained MS Dhoni for his phenomenal captainship, positive attitude & awesome batting skills.
MS Dhoni has played 190 IPL matches so far. He has made 4432 runs with an average of 42.21 and a fascinating strike rate of 137.85. However, Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings has won the IPL title thrice which makes him one of the best captains in IPL with 71 wins 99 matches. MS DHONI’S highest score in IPL is 84. He has 132 dismissals in IPL which is highest in IPL history. Dhoni has appeared in 12 finals so far which is most by any captain in the history of IPL. In Conclusion, MS Dhoni as a Captain is the most successful cricketer in the History of cricket.
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