MS Dhoni: A look at his top captaincy moments
25 Oct 2019
MS Dhoni is undoubtedly a legend of Indian cricket and a future ICC Hall of Famer.
While he might be on a sabbatical break from the sport, chief Indian selector MSK Prasad has said that they are moving on from Dhoni.
Thus, considering we might have seen the last of Dhoni in Indian colors, let us have a look at his top captaincy moments.
Winning the ICC World T20 in 2007
World T20 success
We start the list with a top moment when Dhoni shocked the world by leading India to the title win in the inaugural ICC World T20 (2007).
The win was special for his sound display of captaincy skills, as his decision to make Joginder Sharma bowl the final over during the final against Pakistan for the win is still a shock for many fans.
Leading youngsters to first-ever ODI series win Down Under
Thunder Down Under
Riding on the World T20 success, Dhoni developed a knack for first-ever success.
Consequently, he once again relied upon his young guns and took on the mighty Australians Down Under in a tri-series, also involving Sri Lanka.
While they faced the hosts in the finals, it was Dhoni's clever captaincy that once again prevailed, as they won their first-ever ODI series Down Under.
Leading India to become No. 1 in Tests
Numero Uno (Tests)
Having asserted his dominance as a successful skipper in the limited-overs, he hopped on to the longest format.
After taking over the reins in 2008, within a year, he became successful again as India became the number one team in the format.
Also, it was under him India managed to draw a Test series in South Africa (2010-11), having lost on all occasions before.
Winning the 2011 ICC World Cup
2011 WC success
Talking about success, many consider the 2011 ICC World Cup as his greatest moment, and it certainly was as he led India from the front, allowing the side to win the title after a wait of 28 years.
Dhoni also played the captain's knock in the final as his unbeaten 91, followed by the winning six, is still etched in the memories of fans.
Becoming the greatest captain with ICC Champions Trophy win
2013 CT win
Dhoni is the only captain in history to win all the three ICC tournament titles.
Post his success in World T20 and World Cup, it was his turn again in 2013 Champions Trophy.
Not only the side remained unbeaten, but his captaincy also allowed India to tame England at their own backyard in the final.
His joy was evident from his celebration.