Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the world's best captain and regarded as the greatest wicket-keeper batsman in cricket history. There are many reasons why he is the world's best captain. His records as a captain show that all. The former Indian skipper is famous for his style of leadership. From CK Nayadu to Virat Kohli, every captain has performed their best for India. But MS Dhoni is the only captain to win all three ICC trophies for the Indian Cricket team. He always leads from the front. MS Dhoni in cricket is a gift for all cricket fans. He is a perfect role model for youngsters.
MS Dhoni is the only Captain to Win All three ICC Trophies -
MS Dhoni with three ICC trophies.
MS Dhoni is the only captain to win all three ICC trophies. India won the inauguralT20 World Cup in 2007 under his captaincy, followed by World Cup 2011 and Champion Trophy in 2013 in England. Under his captaincy, his IPL team CSK won IPL titles in 2010, 2011, and 2018.
Leadership Qualities -
How many times we heard 'The captain is as good as his team.' When we all talk about the word' leader' in the context of cricket, everyone has only one name of MS Dhoni. In the past 10 years of his captaincy, he had achieved unmatched success as a captain for his country. He always led the team from the front. As we all say, a great leader always leads from the front. MS Dhoni proved this many times. He is always calm & composed in every situation of the match.
Captaincy Record of MS Dhoni -
- MS Dhoni has captained India in 332 matches ( 60Test, 200 ODI, 72T20Is).
- He captained India in ODIs from 2007 to 2016 and in Test format from 2008 to 2014. He is the only Captain who won all three ICC trophies. He holds the captaincy record of most wins by an Indian captain in ODIs and T20Is.
- India climbed to the No.1 position in ICC Test ranking in December 2009 under his captaincy.
- Winning the Commonwealth Bank Series in 2008 in Australia is one of the major wins for India under his captaincy.
- Test Win at Lords against England in 2014 is one of the historic wins for India.
MS Dhoni and Captaincy Style -
MS Dhoni made his debut in 2004 under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly. The year 2007 was a breakthrough year for him as he became captain of India and led India in the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in South Africa. His field decisions were out of the box, giving the final over to Joginder Sharma in the T20 WC final Vs. Pak to promoting himself at no.5 in World Cup, 2011 final was indeed the biggest decision of his life. That decision made him the world's best captain, who always led the team in the right direction.
MS Dhoni Retirement from International Cricket -
MS Dhoni retires from International Cricket on 15th August 2020. However, he will continue to play for his Ipl team CSK in 2021. Now we only see him playing in the Indian Premier League for his team CSK.