Dhoni had stop Test cricket in December 2014 and there was intense hypothesis as to when the explosive wicket-keeper batsman will hold up his restricted overs boots in worldwide cricket. The hypothesis intensified after the previous captain had taken a break from the sport after the ICC ODI World Cup earlier this 12 months and joined his regiment of the Indian Army for a brief stint. He made himself unavailable for the restricted over collection in opposition to West Indies within the Caribbean and South Africa at residence.
One Indian selector was quoted as saying that the very skilled wicket-keeper batsman had really given the 5 clever males time to construct the crew with an eye fixed on the 2020 World T20 in Australia.
Dhoni’s future in worldwide cricket had been a topic of heated debate and there have been sufficient indications that the selectors had begun wanting forward and planning for the long run, with the emergence of Rishabh Pant and the likes of Sanju Samson, Wriddhiman Saha and Ishan Kishan ready within the wings.
Hailing from Jharkhand, Dhoni went on to turn into India’s most adorned captain. His first large achievement as captain was main India to the 2007 World T20 title in its inaugural version. The complete Nation woke as much as the phenomenon that was ‘Mahi’ as India clinched the title, beating archrivals Pakistan within the last.
Four years later India clinched their second ODI World Cup title, underneath Dhoni’s captaincy. MSD completed off the ultimate vs Sri Lank in fashion with an impressive six on the Wankhede Stadium on April 2, 2011. His knock of 91 not out within the last will all the time be remembered as one of many best ever performed in a crunch World Cup last encounter.
Dhoni broke into the Indian ODI crew in December 2004 on the again of his explosive batting but it surely was in his fifth ODI – in opposition to Pakistan at Visakhapatnam on April 5, 2005 – when ‘Dhoni the star’ was born, as he smashed the Pakistan assault to pulp, scoring a blitzkrieg 148.
There was no wanting again for Dhoni after that match and he went on to turn into one of the crucial well-liked cricketers in India. In 2008, underneath Dhoni’s captaincy India received the CB collection ODI tri-nation match in Australia, which was a giant collection win for the Men in Blue.
Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India additionally received the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. Dhoni in truth is the one captain in world cricket who has received all three ICC restricted overs titles (T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup and Champions Trophy)
Dhoni additionally led India to the highest of the ICC Test rankings.
Dhoni was additionally awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2007), the Padma Shri (2009) and the Padma Bhushan (2018)
He was additionally the ICC ODI participant of the 12 months in 2008 and 2009, turning into the primary cricketer to win the award twice.
Hands down one of the crucial well-liked and beloved cricketers throughout the nation and the world, MS Dhoni leaves behind a glittering legacy.