Thursday, July 7th, 2016

India’s captain cool MS Dhoni Turns 35

Narada Desk | July 7, 2016 11:27 am Print
Dhoni was appointed as India's limited-overs skipper in 2007 after Rahul Dravid stepped down as the captain
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

India’s limited over captain Mahendra Dhoni turns 35 today. Here are some facts of the ‘captain cool’.

He is the first Indian captain to have won 100 ODI matches and also first non-Australian captain to achieve the mark. After two former Australian captains, Ricky Ponting and Allan Border, he is also the third captain to win 100 matches.

The Indian ODI skipper also became the fourth fastest batsman to complete 8000 runs in ODI during the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand.

Dhoni was out for a first ball duck in his debut match against Bangladesh following which, in his fourth ODI, he smashed 148 runs off 123 balls against Pakistan at Andhra Cricket Association at Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

In 2013, Team India won its first ICC Champions Trophy, which also made MS Dhoni to have all ICC Trophies in his kitty.

Wicketkeeper batsman best score of 183* came against Sri Lanka in Jaipur on October 31, 2005. Right hander batsman has scored 4876 runs in 90 Test matches that includes 90 centuries and 33 fifties.

Dhoni was appointed as India’s limited-overs skipper in 2007 after Rahul Dravid stepped down as the captain.

He scored the the highest individual score by an Indian wicketkeeper in Tests – 224