Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has given a new identity to the captaincy of Indian cricket, is one of the successful captains of the world, not only of India. On Saturday, Dhoni said goodbye to international cricket. With this decision, he once again shocked all the fans and critics.
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Neither a wicketkeeper like Dhoni has seen India till date and can hardly be seen further. No one can guess what Dhoni can do. A player who surprised the opponent with his decision on the field and surprised the fans out of the field. Inside the ground, whether to bowl Joginder Sharma in the last over in the 2007 T20 final or retire from Test cricket in the middle series on the tour of Australia. Dhoni’s sudden decision forced people to think.
2007 T20 World Cup Final
Dhoni was given the command of Team India and in a format he inadvertently played India’s bowling with a young team. Dhoni, who reached the first T20 World Cup in 2007, won the final against Pakistan, the biggest opponent in the field. In the last over, the Indian captain gave the responsibility of bowling to all-rounder Joginder Sharma in front of Misbah-ul-Haq and the audience’s breath stopped. India won and Dhoni’s decision proved correct.
Reached the press conference with the entire team at the 2009 T20 World Cup
News of the rift between former Indian opener Virender Sehwag and Dhoni was being shown loudly on the TV channel. Dhoni arrived with the entire team at the press conference held just before the 2009 T20 World Cup played in England. This outbreak of the captain once again surprised everyone.
Batting before Yuvraj in the 2011 World Cup final
In 2011, Dhoni took a big decision against Sri Lanka in the World Cup final before Yuvraj Singh came on the field. Dhoni is said to be a player of dangers on the field and he not only experimented on a big stage like the World Cup final but also proved this right and made India a world champion after 28 years.
Retired in the middle Test series on the 2014 Australia tour
Dhoni is counted as one of the most selfless cricketers in world cricket when he announced his retirement from the Test in 2014 when his career was going well. Dhoni’s fans and cricket experts were surprised when he announced his retirement from the Test in the middle series on the tour of Australia. As soon as the third match of the four-Test series ended, he decided to say goodbye to the Test and never played for India in a white jersey again.
Abandoned ODI and T20 captaincy
In the year 2017, another shocking decision of Dhoni came out which surprised everyone. The captain, who gave India two World Cups and a Champions Trophy, suddenly gave a decision to quit the captaincy. On 4 January 2017, Dhoni’s move to relinquish the captaincy of T20 and ODI caused sensation in the cricket world.