MS Dhoni is well-known for his astute captaincy, wicketkeeping, batting traits, swift stumping, quick running between the wickets, last ball six, helicopter shots, ICC trophies and so on. His contribution towards Indian cricket is so good that it cannot be put in words.
MS Dhoni has 3 ICC trophies as a captain – ICC World Cup 2007, ICC World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013, the only captain in the history of the sport to do so. Even after given up international captaincy on January 4, 2017, he still contributed to the team as a wicketkeeper-batsman.
Dhoni’s last ever international appearance came against New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2019 semi-final. He retired from all forms of international cricket on August 15, 2020. The news was confirmed by MS Dhoni himself through the Instagram post. MS Dhoni has represented India 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is.
The down-to-earth personality is a huge inspiration to all cricket followers. He is still continuing to play cricket in the Indian Premier League. The veteran has led Chennai Super Kings to three IPL titles. Talking about the current season, CSK are on top of the points table. They are also the first team to qualify for the playoffs this season.
On MS Dhoni’s 40th birthday on July 7, the ICC took to Twitter and posted a tribute video on the former India skipper, covering his sensational wicket-keeping skills. “Only for a fraction of a second and Dhoni, like lightning, had those bails off.” Happy birthday to one of the sharpest keepers in cricket history,” the ICC had tweeted.
The tweet went viral in no time across social media platforms. Meanwhile, the tweet caught the attention of Kumar Sangakkara as the latter took to Twitter and tweeted: “Quickest hands in the world during his time, not just the East,” which won hearts.