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.
The down-to-earth personality is a huge inspiration to all cricket followers. He has been actively applying his skills and expressing himself in the Indian Premier League. MS Dhoni will be leading Chennai Super Kings in the sixteenth edition of the Indian Premier League.
Throwback: When MS Dhoni slammed Gautam Gambhir for being ‘Selfish’ and called Him a “Mute Spectator”
There were several instances of Gautam Gambhir criticizing MS Dhoni and we are all well aware of it. However, not many know that MS Dhoni even once slammed Gautam Gambhir for being selfies and also called him a mute spectator.
Speaking with CricketNext, MS Dhoni said, “Of late Gambhir has gone into a shell and focusing on just to save his place in the team. His prolonged poor form has resulted in low self-esteem and he’s cut off from other issues pertaining to the team.”
“Every run was crucial but Gambhir chose to be a mute spectator. The whole world saw that and everyone was taken aback. The effort to contribute to the team wasn’t there. Look how well R Ashwin batted with maturity during his unbeaten 91 in the Kolkata Test and he isn’t a specialist batsman. He shepherded the tailenders superbly and scored vital runs. If Ashwin can do, why couldn’t Gambhir?”