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Mahendra Singh Dhoni: The story of India's most successful captain

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  • Jun 24, 2013, 11:23 AM IST
Mahendra Singh Dhoni: The story of India's most successful captain
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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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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    Mahendra Singh Dhoni: The story of India's most successful captain
    Place- South Africa
     
    Year- 2007
     
    The world takes notice of young Indian skipper with No. 7 jersey as he leads a side without Sachin Tendulkar to an unexpected title win.
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Mahendra Singh Dhoni: The story of India's most successful captain
    Place- Australia
     
    Year- 2008
     
    For the first time in many years, a Indian team wins a tri-series Down Under. The find of the tournament was clearly lanky pacer Ishant Sharma, and Dhoni hasn’t let him go since.
     
    Another quality of India’s most successful captain.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Mahendra Singh Dhoni: The story of India's most successful captain
    Year - 2008
     
    Place- Mohali, India
     
    The Indian team under Dhoni has been the prime reason for downfall of Aussies fom their pedestal. Dealing another blow after the tri-series win, India defeats Australia by record 320 runs to wrest back the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
     
     
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    Mahendra Singh Dhoni: The story of India's most successful captain
    Year- 2009
     
    Thanks to his leadership, India becomes the No.1 test side in the world, a distinction that eluded the cricket-crazy nation for over a decade.
     
     
     
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    Mahendra Singh Dhoni: The story of India's most successful captain
    Place- Sri Lanka
     
    Year- 2010
     
    India wins the Asia Cup title.
     
     
     
     
     
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    Mahendra Singh Dhoni: The story of India's most successful captain
    Place- Mumbai, India
     
    Year- 2011
     
    History was made this year as World Cup came back to the cricketing powerhouse after a gap of 27 years. Dhoni was widely prasied for his math-saving knock in the final against Sri Lanka. India also became the first side to host and win the title.
     
     
     
     
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    Mahendra Singh Dhoni: The story of India's most successful captain
    Year- 2012
     
    Owing to its previous year’s world cup triumph and some impressive shows in ODI tournaments, India under Dhoni attained the No. 1 ranking in one-day cricket.
     
     
     
     
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    Mahendra Singh Dhoni: The story of India's most successful captain
    Place- India
     
    Year- 2013
     
    The present side under the leadership of MS Dhoni created another record by becoming the first Indian side to defeat Australia by 4-0 in test series.
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

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    Mahendra Singh Dhoni: The story of India's most successful captain
    Place- England
     
    Year- 2013
     
    England defeated in their own backyard as India becomes the first side in recent past to be the defending champions of both major ODI titles.

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