As Mahendra Singh Dhoni bids adieu to worldwide cricket, here’s a have a look at the career highlights of India’s most profitable captain, who led the nation to 2 World Cup trophies.
December 2004: Dhoni makes his worldwide debut in opposition to Bangladesh in an ODI at Chittagong.
October 2005: Promoted up the order to speed up scoring, Dhoni smashes an unbeaten 183 off 145 balls, the then-record of the very best particular person rating in ODI cricket within the second innings. Dhoni additionally wins Man of the Series award after India’s 3-Zero triumph within the five-match rubber.
December 2005: Dhoni makes his Test debut in opposition to Sri Lanka in Chennai.
September 2007: Dhoni takes over the reins of ODI captaincy from Rahul Dravid.
September 2007: Dhoni equals Adam Gilchrist’s worldwide document for many dismissals (6) in an innings in ODIs. Dhoni additionally turns into captain of the Indian squad for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa. He leads a younger Indian facet to victory in opposition to Pakistan within the ultimate. He takes the danger of selecting an inexperienced pacer Joginder Sharma as an alternative of Harbhajan Singh to bowl the final over that finally pays off.
August 2008: Dhoni leads India to its first-ever bilateral ODI sequence victory in Sri Lanka.
August 2008: Dhoni wins the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
November 2008: Dhoni makes his debut as full-time Test captain of India through the fourth and ultimate Test in opposition to Australia at Nagpur, replaces Anil Kumble who was injured within the third Test.
December 2008: Dhoni wins the ICC ODI Player of the Year honour.
March 2009: Dhoni leads India to its first bilateral ODI sequence victory in New Zealand.
April 2009: Dhoni honoured with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour.
December 2009: Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India tops the ICC Test cricket rankings for the primary time.
December 2009: Dhoni retains his ICC ODI Player of the yr award, turns into the primary participant to win it twice.
May 2010: Dhoni leads Chennai Super Kings to their maiden Indian Premier League title. CSK beat Mumbai Indians by 22 runs in Mumbai.
April 2011: Dhoni performs his most memorable match-winning unbeaten knock — 91 off 79 — balls in opposition to Sri Lanka within the World Cup ultimate to assist India elevate the trophy after 28 years. He finishes the match with an enormous six over long-on off Nuwan Kulasekara and wins the Man of the Match award.
May 2011: With Dhoni as captain, Chennai Super Kings retain the IPL, beat Royal Challengers Banglore by 58 runs within the ultimate in Bengaluru.
November 2011: The Indian Territorial Army confers the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel on Dhoni.
March 2013: Dhoni turns into probably the most profitable Indian Test captain, eclipses Sourav Ganguly’s document of 21 victories from 49 Tests.
June 2013: India wins the ICC Champions Trophy beneath Dhoni’s captaincy, beats England by 5 runs within the ultimate. Dhoni turns into the primary captain to win all three ICC trophies.
February 2013: Dhoni powers his strategy to his first double hundred in Tests. He scores 224 off 365 balls, most runs by an Indian wicketkeeper in an innings surpassing Budhi Kunderan’s 192.
March 2013: Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India beats Australia 4-Zero at residence for the primary time in a Test sequence.
April 2018: Dhoni receives the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian honour.
May 2018: Under Dhoni’s captaincy, Chennai Super Kings win their third IPL title by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets.