Birmingham: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is broadly considered one of many best cricketing minds of the modern-day sport. A handful can rival his achievements as captain and it was on today that the legendary former India skipper accomplished his hattrick of ICC titles defying all odds as he led the group to the Champions Trophy title.
Dhoni led India beautifully to turn into the first captain on this planet to have received all ICC trophies right here seven years in the past on June 23 as his wards beat hosts England by 5 runs in a rain-curtailed 20-over ICC Champions Trophy ODI ultimate.
It all began in 2007 when a long-haired Dhoni from the jap trenches of Ranchi led a reasonably younger Indian aspect to the inaugural World T20 title in South Africa, beating arch-rivals Pakistan in gut-wrenching vogue.
Dhoni’s inventory as a frontrunner began taking form after that win as he went on to lead India to the 2011 ODI World Cup, which is arguably his best second as skipper. He is thought to have a cool head on his shoulders and on that day in April 2, 2011 Dhoni’s six off Nuwan Kulasekara to clinch the World Cup will perpetually be etched in public’s reminiscence.
Dhoni has been on a sabbatical because the 2019 World Cup the place India misplaced to New Zealand within the semifinals beneath Virat Kohli’s management. There has been quite a lot of discuss whether or not the wicketkeeper batsman will return to the Indian group or not with the T20 World Cup, to be held later this yr in Australia, now doubtful due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But his identify will perpetually be etched within the minds of cricket followers internationally for being a top-class chief.