MS Dhoni: 5 Significant Milestones in His International Cricket Career.

MS Dhoni: 5 Significant Milestones in His International Career.

MS Dhoni has played 350 one-day internationals since making his debut on December 23, 2004. He faced 12303 balls at an average of 50.58 and a strike rate of 87.56 and scored 10773 runs in 297 innings of batting. 183 * was his highest inning score.

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni is the only captain to have won three International Cricket Council (ICC) Titles: the ICC World T20 in 2007, the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011, and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. Ricky Ponting (4) is the only other captain who has won three additional ICC titles. The Australian captain led his team to two World Cup victories (in 2003 and 2007) as well as two Champions Trophy titles (2006 & 2009).

Dhoni is the only wicketkeeper in ODI history to have 100+ stumpings (123). His 195 stumpings in international cricket are also the most by any wicketkeeper.

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MS Dhoni First-Ever World T20 victory over Pakistan.

MS Dhoni T20 WORLD CUP

The ICC T20 World Cup 2007 triumph was a landmark event in Indian cricketing history. Under the leadership of a 26-year-old MS Dhoni, a young Indian team was sent to South Africa to compete in the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup. When India won the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup in 2007, it was 14 years ago.

During India’s ICC T20 World Cup match against Pakistan, the ‘Men in Green’ needed 13 runs in the final over. Harbhajan Singh, MS Dhoni’s leading spinner, was available to bowl the crucial 20th over. However, the Ranchi lad chose to pass the ball to a young Joginder Sharma, which perplexed everyone. Joginder Sharma was playing in his first major tournament for India, and the decision to ask him to bowl in crucial India vs. Pakistan T20 World Cup final was brave.

MS Dhoni, on the other hand, surprised everyone by going ahead with Joginder Sharma. The decision backfired when Misbah ul Haq scored seven runs off the first two deliveries, reducing the equation to six from four. Joginder Sharma, on the other hand, made a comeback and took Misbah’s wicket. Joginder Sharma bowled a short delivery, and Misbah attempted to scoop one over fine-leg, only to miscue it as he holed out to Sreesanth, who was stationed at short fine-leg, sending the entire nation into ecstasy.

MS Dhoni 183* off 145 vs Sri Lanka: At which venue did MS Dhoni make his daunting 183 not out?

After being dismissed for a golden duck in his ODI debut in December 2004, Dhoni was certain to make the year that followed memorable for the right reasons.

The next 12 months of his international career saw him score 148 against Pakistan and 183 * against Sri Lanka, establishing him as a future Indian cricket superstar. He finished that year with a total of 895 runs at 49.72. And he got the man of the series award in the seven-match series against Sri Lanka. He finished at an unbeaten 145-ball 183 at a strike rate of 126.20, including 15 boundaries and ten 6’s, as India got home with six wickets and 23 balls left.

MSD Leading India Team To The No.1 Test Ranking.

MS Dhoni Leading India to the No.1 Test ranking

India has produced some of the best captains in the game’s history, but none of them have achieved what Dhoni did in 2009. He led India to the top of the ICC Test world rankings for the first time in their 85-year history, a position they held for 18 months under his leadership.

On December 2, 2005, Dhoni made his Test debut against Sri Lanka at M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. After Anil Kumble’s retirement in 2008, he was taken charge as a captain of the Indian cricket team. In 2009, India became the number one Test team for the first time under his captaincy. In Test cricket, he was also the first Indian wicketkeeper-batsman to reach 4876 runs. After the Boxing Day Test against Australia in 2014, Dhoni announced his retirement from test cricket.

Sealing India’s first World Cup in 28 years: In which year did MS Dhoni win World Cup?

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Dhoni struggled with the bat during the tournament, but he still led his team to the final of the 2011 Cricket World Cup. In the World Cup final against Sri Lanka, Dhoni, who had been promoted ahead of eventual Player of the Tournament Yuvraj Singh, collaborated with Gautam Gambhir to help India win for the first time since 1983.

However, it was Dhoni’s 91*, which included an iconic six at the end of the game, that made headlines as he was awarded Player of the Final on a memorable day for his country.

MS Dhoni’s 112 Metre Six vs Australia.

After being bowled by Australian pacer Clint McKay and needing 13 runs off the last over, Ravi Ashwin could only conjure one run from the first two deliveries to bring Dhoni on strike.

Dhoni showed the brilliance that has made him one of the best finishers in world cricket by smashing a full-length delivery from McKay over long-on to put his team on course for victory. The six is one of the longest ever recorded at the Adelaide Oval, measuring 112 meters.

In typical Dhoni fashion, he finished the game with two balls to spare, securing an unlikely victory.

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