When the word Cricket comes up, MS Dhoni already tops the list of the legends of the game. Being able to win world cups for India and many championships, MS Dhoni is a real inspiration to younger as well as players playing with him. Because of the experience, he has gained over the years, he is admired by every wicket-keeper who dreams of becoming an aspiring cricketer or is already one. Since MS Dhoni has now retired, here are some of the greatest achievements of Dhoni during his cricketing career. The lesson he gives to the youngsters and budding cricketers who choose cricket as their profession.
MS Dhoni- Winning the World Cup 2011 for India
With the World Cup 2011 happening in India and the final at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The nerves and the pressure for the players was something one cannot imagine. India lost two early wickets in the big names of Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag. With Lasith Malinga in full swing, it was Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni who led India to the World Cup 2011 win.
Dhoni played a vital role in the World Cup win. With 91 not out in his name, he was the Man Of The Match in the final. Also, the unforgettable six that handed India the World Cup after 28 years.
Winning the Champions Trophy 2013 in England
Beating England in their home is still a dream of many teams. MS Dhoni-led Indian team defeated England in the final of the Champions Trophy 2013. There was no clue as to what was going in the captain’s mind. He handed over the last to Ashwin because he knew that there has been raining throughout the day and so a spinner can be match-winner.
India won the match by 5 runs and thus completed the tournament by bringing the trophy home. It has to be the captain leading from the front as the same was done by MS Dhoni who was determined on how to lift the trophy against England.
The Iconic World Cup 2007
Who can forget the iconic T20 World Cup 2007? Some remember it for Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes while some for the great captaincy by MS Dhoni for giving Joginder Sharma the final over against Pakistan. Joginder won it for India and there was added one more trophy in the name of the Indian Captain.
There was one more major moment in the tournament when the ball out happened against Pakistan. While Pakistan team handed over the balls to their top bowlers in the ball out, Dhoni chose players like Robbie Uthappa, Sehwag to hit the stumps in the bowl out. India won the bowl out with 3-0. This is another example of great captaincy.
MS Dhoni: Thank you, Captain
Trophies never excite legends, but satisfaction does. If one is satisfied with the efforts he has put in even if he has not got results, he has achieved much more. MS Dhoni has been a true example of how a person stays so calm even when there is pressure on his head. He has easily won matches for his teams without taking any pressure. This is why he is termed as “CAPTAIN COOL” by everyone.
MS Dhoni has seen hard times which has made him strong enough to fight with all the defeats in life. He has made himself a priority and since then, he never looked back. From a ticket collector to the captain with ICC trophies, MS Dhoni has lived what he has dreamt of. The boy from Bihar will always stay in the hearts of every Indian who loved cricket.