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 to 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 giving 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.
Harbhajan Singh gives an epic reply when asked about his rapport with MS Dhoni
Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh came up with one of the wittiest replies when he was asked about his rapport with Indian legend MS Dhoni. During the interview, when Harbhajan Singh said: “Very nice. I am not married to him!”, as he cleared the air about his rapport with Dhoni.
Shedding light on his recent statements, the Turbanator said, “See, everyone interprets a quote differently. I just wanted to convey that a lot of things could have been better post 2012. Sehwag, me, Yuvraj, Gambhir could have retired playing for Indian team since all of them were active in IPL as well. It is ironical that the Champions of the 2011 team never played together again! Why? Only few of them played in 2015 World Cup, why?”
He further added that he has no complaints against MS Dhoni. “I have no complaints against MS. In fact, he has been a good friend all these years. I have a complaint to the BCCI, the sarkar (government) of that time. I call BCCI sarkar. The selectors of that time didn’t do justice to their roles. They didn’t allow the team to be united. What was the point of bringing in new guys when the greats were still around and delivering? I once confronted the selectors on this and their reply was it wasn’t in their hands and then I asked why they are the selectors, then.”