We can not forget the words of Ravi Shastri from the commentary box in World Cup 2011 Final against Sri Lanka – “Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd! India lift the World Cup after 28 years!”
The World Cup-winning moment was absolutely magnificent and it is still remembered by the fans. MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 91-run knock was a key reason behind India winning the 2011 World Cup. Chasing down a challenging 275-run target, Dhoni came up the order before Yuvraj Singh and played bowlers like Lasith Malinga and Muttiah Muralitharan very efficiently and easily by which India chased the target easily and take the trophy.
With long hairs and an beautiful smile, the ticket collector MS Dhoni, entered the international cricket in 2004. He faced criticism h at the start of his career in the Indian team for his o run innings in debut match and long hairstyle. But his 148 against Pakistan in Vizag in 2005 showed the world the class and talent that he possessed. But it was just the beginning of the formation of legend.
His finishing abilities helped him seal a spot in the Indian team across formats as he confirmed his own place in the team as ‘the finisher’. His Wicket-Keeping skills and Helicopter Shot became world famous. Adam Gilchrist also started praising him for his wicket-keeping and India came to know the talent of the legend. MS Dhoni has helped India to Won many matches by his mind games and finishing abilities.
The “Captain Cool”, who is the only player to won all major ICC Tournaments during his career, celebrates his 40th birthday today on July 7th.
In a cricketing nation like India where the sport is considered as religion, Dhoni’s name remains in the top in the list of most successful skippers. The country had already witnessed the brilliance of Kapil Dev and Sourav Ganguly but the leadership of Dhoni helped the Indian team in becoming a dominant face in world cricket.
MS Dhoni is the only captain in the history of cricket to have won all three ICC trophies which include– T20 World Cup (2007), ODI World Cup (2011) and Champions Trophy (2013). Under the leadership of MS Dhoni, India reached the number one spot in both Test and ODI formats of the sport.
MS Dhoni Birthday: Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina Lead Wishes As Former India Captain Turns 40
MS Dhoni, former Indian captain, turned 40 on Wednesday and wishes started pouring in from all parts of the country on social media. “Happy birthday skip”, wrote India captain Virat Kohli on social media. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter to wish the former skipper, calling him a “legend and an inspiration”. “A legend and an inspiration! Here’s wishing former #TeamIndia captain @msdhoni a very happy birthday. #HappyBirthdayDhoni,” BCCI tweeted. India all-rounder Suresh Raina, who announced his retirement from international cricket on the same day as Dhoni did, tweeted a photo montage of the duo. Let’s look at the tweets.
MS Dhoni, made his international debut against Bangladesh in 2004, and went on to play 538 matches across formats during his 16-year-long career.
Dhoni played 350 One-Day Internationals, 90 Tests and 98 Twenty20 Internationals for India. His last appearance in an international game was in July 2019, when India lost to New Zealand in the semi-final of the World Cup.