Greatest cricket ever, Mahendra Singh Dhoni also known with his short names MS Dhoni, MSD, Mahi, Captain Cool, or Thala as well.
Kapil dev present at Aaj tak news said that MS Dhoni is the greatest cricketer India have ever produced.His six helped team India to get the World Cup again in 2011. His fans can not forget that six at Wankhede Stadium, every one happy at that moment.
Sunil Gavaskar call Kapil dev and MS Dhoni as the greatest cricketer ever because they both bring World Cup for India. Kapil dev help team India to get World Cup in 1983 in England.
As per espncricinfo website, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the most successful cricketer after Master Blaster Scahine Tendulkar. Indian cricket team has won TOP prizes under the captaincy of MSD. There are few, Number one Test ranking for 18 months starting from December 2009. The 50-over World Cup tournament in 2011 and the World Twenty20 cup on his captaincy debut in the year 2007 and list goes long.
Captain Cool has played 90 tests matches, 332 ODI matches, 93 T20I matches in his career. Also Thala score 4876 runs in Test matches, 10173 runs in ODI matches and 1487 runs in T20I matches.
MS Dhoni for the World Cup 2019:
Sunil Gavaskar thought of Lords final cricket match where Pakistani cricket team Amir bowling in the final over. Team India need 6 runs and MS Dhoni hit a six and everyone is celebrating victory of World cup 2019 same like World cup 2011.
Indian cricket team captain Kapil Dev has already said that “the current Indian team have the ability to win the World Cup in England in 2019. He also informs that if Team India will win the world cup then he will join the Virat Kohli and go shirtless. I can do anything for my country.”
Also MS Dhoni highest score in test cricket is 224 runs against Australia and 183*(Not Out in this match) runs in ODI match against Sri Lanka.
MS Dhoni Birth & Cricket Career:
Captain Cool was born on 7th July 1981 in Ranchi district Bihar. His father name is Pan Singh Dhoni.His parents moved from Uttarakhand to Ranchi, his father worked in Metallurgical & Engineering Consultants Company. Amitabh Bachchan and singer Lata Mangeshkar were his idols in his childhood.
In his school days, MSD was a football player and selected for district and club level as well.MS Dhoni was a goalkeeper for his football team. He was sent to play cricket by his football coach in a local cricket club. He did not played cricket before but impressed everyone by his wicket keeping skills and became the regular wicket keeper at the Commando cricket club.
And from there the cricket journey of a Legend starts. Deval Sahay used to gift him Rs 50 to MSD for each six that he hit in Sheesh Mahal tournament cricket matches. MS Dhoni is the first & the only captain in international cricket till now to claim all ICC tournaments.
“Thala was an honest, straightforward employee of the Indian Railways,” his friends inform.
MS Dhoni Records and Achievements:
Though there are lots of records earned by MSD, but most unique are written below:
- Most flexible wicket keeper in the world, having world record of stumping in the lowest time i.e. in 0.06 second.
- Thala is famous as most powerful hitter in the world.
- He has invented the helicopter shot and Only MS Dhoni is the best in that shot in the world.
- Though he has record of bowling in international cricket while playing as a wicket keeper. He has bowled 9 times in international cricket.
- MS Dhoni won 15 times Man of the Match awards as captain of India. Which is the second most by any captain in ODIs.
- Total 65 players played under MS Dhoni in ODIs. Which is the fourth most for any captain in the world.
- MSD is the second fastest to score 3,000 runs in ODIs as a captain.
- Honoured as Lt. Col (Hony) with the Indian Army.
- He is 37 years old and 37 records holders as well.