Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain cool, the most successful captain of India, the best captain India ever had & the most loved captain ever. Ever since he joined the Indian Cricket Team, it has only seen the ladder of success. Wishing him a very prosperous birthday, we recount some of the great achievements of his thrilling career.

International records

  • MS Dhoni is the only captain to win all ICC tournament cups.
  • Played the most number of international matches as captain (331).
  • Most Sixes in International Cricket as Captain(204).
  • 248 dismissals in his career, most by any wicketkeeper
  • First wicket-keeper to effect 150 stumping dismissals in three forms of the game.

ODI cricket

  • 20 Times Man of the Match winner.
  • 6 times Man of the Series winner.
  • Played in 3 world cups (2 as captain), won in 2011.
  • Record for playing the most number of matches in ODI history as captain who has also served as a wicketkeeper (199).
  • Most career runs in ODI history when batting at number 6 position(3613).
  •  Most Centuries While Batting at Number 7 in ODIs.
  • Played 199 ODI as captain, won 110.

Test career

  • Played 60 matches as captain, won 27.
  • Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India topped the Test cricket rankings for the first time, in 2009.
  • First Indian wicket-keeper to complete 4,000 Test runs.
  • Most successful Indian Test captain with 27 Test wins.
  • Most successful Indian Test captain with 27 Test wins.
  • Dubious distinction of an Indian captain with most Test defeats overseas with 15.

T20 Career

  • Played the most no. of T20I innings before scoring a fifty(66).
  • Played Most matches as captain in T20I history(72).
  • Most no. of catches as wicketkeeper in T20 Internationals(42).
  • Record for winning the most T20I matches as captain(41).
  • Most dismissals as wicketkeeper in T20Is(65).

India’s Trophies under MS Dhoni’s captaincy

  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
  • ICC T20 World Championship 2007
  • Champions Trophy 2013
  • Asia Cup 2010, 2016
  • Commonwealth Bank Series 2007

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