MS Dhoni’s retirement from international cricket came as a shock, because he is not only a cricketer but also a successful captain, team leader, legend, mentor as well as humble human being…
I came to know this from social media on 15th August that my all-time favorite legend has put off his pad and retired from International Cricket.
He is one of the most influential man in the history of Indian cricket ..
We all know M S Dhoni as …
Super Wicket Keeper
The one and only best captain for Indian Cricket Team with all International trophies..
Mr Dhoni , born on 7th July 1981, is an former Indian international cricketer who captained the Indian national team in Limited over from 2007 to 2016 and
in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014 .
He is a right handed middle order batsman and wicket keeper.
Under his captaincy Indian cricket team has won :
|2007||Icc word twenty 20|
|2017||ICC world Cup|
|2013||ICC Champion Trophy|
Dhoni is one of the highest run scorers in One Day Internationals (ODIs) with more than 10,000 runs scored and is considered an effective “finisher” in limited-overs formats. He is also regarded by some as one of the best wicket-keepers and captains in modern limited-overs international cricket.
Dhoni also holds numerous captaincy records such as the most wins by an Indian captain in ODIs and T20Is, and most back-to-back wins by an Indian captain in ODIs.
He took over the ODI captaincy from Rahul Dravid in 2007 and led the team to its first-ever bilateral ODI series wins in Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
In June 2013, when India defeated England in the final of the Champions Trophy in England, Dhoni became the first captain to win all three ICC limited-overs trophies (World Cup, Champions Trophy and the World Twenty20).
After taking up the Test captaincy in 2008, he led the team to series wins in New Zealand and the West Indies, and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2008, 2010 and 2013.
In 2009, Dhoni also led the Indian team to number one position for the first time in the ICC Test rankings.
Test cricket Record
- Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India topped the Test cricket rankings for the first time, in 2009.
- Dhoni is the most successful Indian Test captain with 27 Test wins, eclipsing Sourav Ganguly‘s record of 21.
- Dhoni has the most overseas Test defeats by an Indian captain, with 15.
- Dhoni is the first Indian wicket-keeper to complete 4,000 Test runs.
- Dhoni’s 224 against Australia in Chennai is the third highest score by an Indian captain. En route to 224, Dhoni registered the highest Test score by an Indian wicket-keeper when he was on 193, beating Budhi Kunderan‘s 192. It was also the highest score by a wicket-keeper–captain beating Englishman Alec Stewart‘s 164.
- Dhoni’s maiden century against Pakistan in Faisalabad (148) is the fastest century scored by an Indian wicket-keeper, and fourth overall.
- After hitting a six in the third Test against England in Southampton, Dhoni completed 50 sixes as a captain, an Indian record.
- Dhoni, with 294 dismissals in his career, ranks first in the all-time dismissals list by Indian wicket-keepers.
- Dhoni shares the record for most dismissals in an innings (6, with Syed Kirmani) and in a match (9) by an Indian wicket-keeper.
ODI cricket Record
- Dhoni is third captain (and the first non-Australian) overall to win 100 games.
- Fourth Indian to reach 10,000 ODI runs after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid and also the second wicket-keeper to reach the milestone.
- First player to pass 10,000 runs in ODI cricket with having a career average of over 50.
- Dhoni has the fifth highest batting average (51.09), among cricketers with more than 5,000 runs and the second highest batting average among players with an aggregate of over 10,000 runs.
- Most career runs in ODI history when batting at number 6 position (4031)
- Only player to score more than one hundred in ODI cricket when batting at number 7 position or lower (Dhoni has 2 centuries at number 7).
- Most not outs (82) in ODIs.
- First Indian and fifth overall to hit 200 sixes in ODIs.
- Dhoni’s 183* against Sri Lanka in 2005 is the highest score by a wicket-keeper.
- Dhoni’s 113 against Pakistan in Chennai in 2012 is the highest by a captain batting at number 7.
- Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were involved in a partnership of 100 not out against Sri Lanka, which is India’s highest eighth wicket partnership in ODIs.
- Most unbeaten innings and highest average (among batsmen with more that 20 such innings) in successful ODI run-chases.
- Holds the record for playing the most matches in ODI history as captain who has also served as a wicket-keeper(200).
- Dhoni holds the records of the most dismissals in an innings (6) and career (432) by an Indian wicket-keeper.
- Dhoni has the most stumping (120) by any wicket-keeper in an ODI career and is so far the only keeper to pass 100 stumpings.
- First Indian wicket-keeper to take 300 ODI catches and fourth wicket-keeper in the world to achieve the feat.
T20I Cricket Record
- Most wins in T20Is as captain (41)
- Most matches as captain in T20Is(72)
- Most matches in T20I history as both captain and wicket-keeper (72)
- Most consecutive T20I innings without a duck (84).
- Dhoni holds the record for playing the most T20I innings (76) and scored the most runs(1,153) before scoring a fifty.
- Most dismissals as wicket-keeper in T20Is (87)
- Most catches as wicket-keeper in T20Is (54)
- Most stumpings as wicket-keeper in T20Is (33)
- Most catches as wicketkeeper in a T20I innings (5)
International records (combined ODI, Test and T20I)
- He has played the most international matches as captain (332)
- Dhoni is the first, and so far only, wicket-keeper to effect 150 stumping .
In making his journey from a ticket collector to India’s latest superstar, M S Dhoni has proven that he was in charge of his own destiny. He alone would write his remarkable script.
Someone writes about Dhoni… the hallmark of greatness is its tendency to be taken for granted, to make the world believe in its inevitability.
To convince its audience that no matter the context , the circumstances or the characters, greatness will prevail in its challenges, almost always.
For more than 15 years, Mahendra Singh Dhoni represented this exact greatness, frequently converting the impossible into the inevitable, calmly throbbing along as the beating heart of sports that billions of Indians expect to be synonymous with success.
It is the end of an era, “His leadership qualities have been something which will be hard to match, especially in the shorter format of the game. His batting in one-day cricket in his early stages made the world stand up and notice his flair and sheer natural brilliance.
“Every good thing comes to an end and this has been an absolutely brilliant one. He has set the standards for the wicket-keepers to come and make a mark for the country. He will finish with no regrets on the field. An outstanding career; I wish him the best in life.”
-Sourav Ganguly, BCCI president, said in a statement.
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