The only captain to win the Champions Trophy with Dhoni ODI and T20 World Cup
Gavaskar had said- I would like to see Dhoni's six of the World Cup final before he dies
Dhoni played 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20s, scoring a total of 17266 runs during this period.
Dainik BhaskarDec 23, 2019, 01:59 PM IST Sports Desk. Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni completed 15 years in international cricket. He made his debut against Bangladesh in 2004. Dhoni played his last match against New Zealand in the World Cup semi-finals this year. He became the captain of Team India within three years of his debut. Under his leadership, India won the ODI, T20 as well as the Champions Trophy. He is the only captain in the world to have won all three ICC trophies.
Dhoni has always been praised not only by his fans but also by many cricketers who played together. In his praise, Sachin Tendulkar said – He is the best captain in my career. At the same time, Sunil Gavaskar had said- I would like to see Dhoni's last six in the World Cup final (2011) before he dies.
Dhoni, who used to play football in school, became a cricketer from a 38-year-old footballer. He was a goalkeeper in school. Started playing cricket at the behest of the coach. Dhoni was runout in his first international match at zero. Even then, the then captain Sourav Ganguly kept his faith in him. He was sent to bat at number three in the series against Pakistan. Dhoni scored 148 runs. Thanks to this innings, he confirmed his place in the team.
Sachin fulfilled his dreamSachin had been playing international cricketer since 1989, but could not win the World Cup. Sachin had said many times that his dream is to win the World Cup. Once they had also reached the final, but in 2003 Australia was defeated in the final. After this, the fans also faced opposition after being eliminated in the first round in 2007. Fans had also set fire to his Ranchi home, which was hurting Dhoni. Under his leadership, India defeated Sri Lanka in the final of the 2011 World Cup and fulfilled the dream of Sachin as well as fans.
Dhoni became ICC Player of the Year in 2008. Thehoni became the captain of Team India in 2007. Under his leadership, the Indian team won the 2007 T20 World Cup. He became the ICC Player of the Year in 2008. In 2010, the Indian team won the Asia Cup under his leadership and became the World Champion the following year. India won the Champions Trophy in England in 2013. Dhoni became the first captain in the world to win ODI World Cup, T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy.