Mahendra Singh Dhoni Retirement and his 5 career defining moments

5 Most interesting facts that defined MS Dhoni’s Career

Mahendra Singh Dhoni retired from international cricket, see five special moments that defined his career…He had retired from cricket in 2014, but now he has retired from the limited overs format. Dhoni played his last international match in the World Cup against New Zealand in July 2019. India lost this match played in the World Cup semi-finals.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
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This innings that changed Dhoni’s life

When Mahendra Singh Dhoni landed in the second match of the 2005 ODI series against Pakistan, there was a lot of pressure on him. He had failed in the Bangladesh series in 2004. However, his 148-run knock off 123 balls silenced his critics. This was the beginning of Dhoni’s record breaking career.

 

Beginning of captaincy journey

From 2004 to 2007, Dhoni’s career fluctuated. In the 2007 T20 World Cup, when players like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Saurabh Ganguly decided to stay away from the tournament. Dhoni was given the command of the team. And after that a young team under his captaincy won the first T20 World Cup.

Number one in test

Dhoni made the Indian team number one in the Test rankings after winning the T20 Cup. In the home series, he scored 213 against Australia and India defeated Australia 4–0 in the series. After a Test match played under his captaincy, Sachin Tendulkar applauded Dhoni and also stated that the atmosphere of the dressing room is really good under him.

Amazing in IPL

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
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Dhoni showed his brillance in IPL too. He has led his team Chennai Super Kings to the final four of every season so far and have won the title three times.Dhoni has been with Chennai Super Kings since 2008. He played for the Rising Pune Super Giants when his team did not feature in the IPL for two years.

World Cup and Champions Trophy

India won the ICC World Cup in 2011 under the captaincy of Dhoni. The world cup win came after 28 years since the 1983 world cup. The winning shot also came off Dhoni’s trademark finish. He then won the Champions Trophy in 2013. He also became the first captain to win all three ICC Trophies.

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