Mahendra Singh Dhoni: The story of India's most successful captain
Bhaskar News | Jun 24, 2013, 11:23AM IST
New Delhi: On Sunday, cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni added another feather to his cap after leading his young brigade to India’s first Champions Trophy victory, for the first time in tournament’s history(India and Sri Lanka were joint winners in 2002).
What made the victory sweeter was that it came in hostile English conditions, where the Indian team had so abjectly been humiliated during its last tour back in 2012.
But to the credit of India’s new found pace battery led by Bhuvanesh Kumar, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma, and consistent swashbuckling batting knocks by batters led by southpaw Shikhar Dhawan, India became the most poetent side of the competition. And leading it with his typical aplomb is MS Dhoni.
With the win, Dhoni is now leading the Indian side which is defending champions of both ICC World Cup and Champion’s Trophy, a feat which even awe-inspiring Australian side of early 2000s couldn’t manage.
It all started in 2007, when the Ranchi-boy led India to a T-20 world title in tournaments inaugural edition. His journey as Indai’s skipper has been a roller coaster ride since then, with ups clearly dominating over his failures.
In next few slides, we look at Dhoni’s most famous victories since he took over as reins of Indian cricket.