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Only captain to win three ICC tournaments. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni led India to victory in the inaugural edition of World T20 in 2007, followed it with an ODI World Cup triumph in 2011 and then became the Only captain to win three ICC tournaments by leading India to the Champions Trophy title in 2013.
Mahi, the synonym of success in Indian Cricket
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, popularly known as “Mahi” or “Captain Cool”, is one of the most successful captains in the history of cricket. He is the only captain to win three ICC tournaments, including the T20 World Cup in 2007, the 50-over World Cup in 2011, and the Champions Trophy in 2013. Let’s delve deeper into the untold story of the man who led India to these three historic victories.
Dhoni’s journey to becoming a successful captain was not easy. He had to face many challenges and obstacles along the way. Born in Ranchi, Jharkhand, Dhoni played football and badminton in his early days, but he was always drawn towards cricket. He made his debut for Bihar in the 1999-2000 season, but it wasn’t until 2004 when he made his debut for India.
Dhoni’s rise to fame came during the 2005 Indian Oil Cup, where he scored his first ODI century against Sri Lanka. From there on, he became a permanent member of the Indian cricket team and was eventually named captain of the T20 team in 2007.
The First ICC Cup, 2007 T20 World Cup
It was in the same year that Dhoni led the Indian team to their first-ever T20 World Cup victory. His unconventional captaincy and his calmness in pressure situations earned him the nickname “Captain Cool”. His aggressive field placements and innovative tactics left the opposition guessing and helped India win the tournament.
And the wait was over. It was 50 over world cup under Dhoni captaincy
Four years later, in 2011, Dhoni led India to their second World Cup victory, which was also India’s first since 1983. In the final against Sri Lanka, Dhoni promoted himself up the batting order and played a match-winning knock of 91 not out. His iconic six over long-on to seal the victory will forever be etched in the memories of Indian cricket fans.
ICC Champions Trophy victory. The 3rd ICC cup for Dhoni
In 2013, Dhoni captained India to their second ICC Champions Trophy victory, becoming the only captain to win all three ICC tournaments. The tournament was held in England, and India won all their matches to lift the trophy. Dhoni’s captaincy skills were once again on full display as he outsmarted his opponents with his tactical acumen.
Dhoni retired from Test cricket in 2014, but he continued to lead the ODI and T20 teams until 2017. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest captains in the history of cricket, and his success has inspired many young cricketers across the world.
Who is the only captain to win three ICC tournaments?
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only captain to win three ICC tournaments, including the T20 World Cup in 2007, the 50-over World Cup in 2011, and the Champions Trophy in 2013.
What is Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s nickname?
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is popularly known as “Mahi” or “Captain Cool”.
Which was the first ICC tournament that MS Dhoni won as captain?
MS Dhoni’s first ICC tournament win as a captain was the T20 World Cup in 2007.
When did MS Dhoni retire from Test cricket?
MS Dhoni retired from Test cricket in 2014.
What is the name of the biopic made on MS Dhoni?
The biopic made on MS Dhoni is called “Dhoni: The Untold Story”.
What are some of the achievements of MS Dhoni as a captain?
Some of the achievements of MS Dhoni as a captain include leading India to the top of the Test rankings for the first time in 2009, leading India to their first T20 World Cup victory in 2007, and leading India to their second World Cup victory in 2011. He also led India to victory in the Champions Trophy in 2013.
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