To date, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has retained the best records by a captain in terms of the ODI and Test Cricket format. In 2007, he took the post as ODI skipper from Rahul Dravid. Under his glorious captaincy, he has led the team to its first victories in the bilateral ODI series against the New Zealand and then Sri Lanka. He is also indispensable in leading India to victory at the the CB Series of 2007–08, and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, also the 2010 Asia Cup, and then 2007 ICC World Twenty20. Here’s one of the best Mahendra Singh Dhoni HD Wallpapers.
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born on July 7, 1981 in Ranchi of the Indian state Bihar. In addition to being a professional cricketer, he also is India Cements Ltd.’s Vice President, a position he accepted after he resigned from Air India. India Cements Ltd owned the Chennai Super Kings, an IPL squad where Dhoni also used to serve as the captain. Here’s another one of the Mahendra Singh Dhoni HD Wallpapers.
He was recognised for his instrumental efforts in the 2003/04 season, especially in the vast domain of ODI format and was picked for the India A squad for a tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya. Against the rival Zimbabwe XI in Harare Sports Club, Dhoni had his most spectacular wicket-keeping effort with a staggering 7 catches and 4 stumpings in the match. In the tri-nation tournament consisting of Kenya, India A and Pakistan A, Dhoni brilliantly helped India A chase down their sybstantial target of 223 against Pakistan A with a handsome half-century.
Continuing his good performance, he then scored back to back centuries – 120 and 119* – against the very same team. Dhoni scored 362 runs in 6 innings at an impressive average of 72.40 and his performance in the series received serious attention from the then Indian captain – Sourav Ganguly and also Ravi Shastri amongst others. However, the India A team coach Sandeep Patil recommended Dinesh Karthik instead for a place in the Indian squad as the wicket-keeper/batsman. Here goes another one of Mahendra Singh Dhoni HD Wallpapers.
In 2011, he was announced by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of that year. He was also named by SportsPro to be the world’s 16th most remarkable athlete. Dhoni was named the skipper of Indian squad for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 organized in South Africa in September 2007. India were crowned as fantastic champions as Dhoni led the team to astonishing victory against Pakistan in a thrilling contest.
He, then, went on further to become the ODI captain of the Indian national squad for the seven-match ODI series against Australia in September 2007. He made his debut as the full-time Test captain of India during the fourth and also final Test against Australia at Nagpur in November 2008 taking the place of Anil Kumble who was injured in the third test.
Dhoni was vice-captain in this series till then. India eventually won that Test thus successfully clinching the series 2–0 and retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in style. Dhoni had previously captained India, although on a stand-in basis against South Africa and Australia in the years 2008 and 2009 respectively. Here is the 4th of Mahendra Singh Dhoni HD Wallpapers.
It was under his fabulous captaincy that India climbed to the No. 1 position in the ICC Test Rankings in December 2009. After that he further pulled off leading India in a series-leveling world championship of Tests playing against the South Africans in February 2010. India also substantially managed to draw the Test series 1–1 in South Africa only later that year.
After winning the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup final playing against Sri Lanka on 2 April 2011 with his game winning knock of unbeaten 91, Tendulkar heaped massive praises on Dhoni, claiming him to be the unquestionably best captain he has played under.
Tendulkar fondly mentioned that it was Dhoni’s calm and cool influence that was rubbing off on all his team-mates as well and described Dhoni’s handling of pressure was really incredible. Here’s another one of the Mahendra Singh Dhoni HD Wallpapers.
Only nine players have captained a handsome ten or more Tests playing as a wicket-keeper as well. Dhoni leads the table with a tally of 33 Tests as captain, 15 ahead of Gerry Alexander in the second place.
In March 2013, Dhoni then became the most successful Indian Test captain when he surpassed Sourav Ganguly’s awesome record of 21 victories from 49 Tests. Ganguly also remarked in an interview to a news channel that Dhoni is certainly the all-time greatest captain of India and he has a really great record to support this credential.
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