MS Dhoni, as captain, has a trophy cabinet that would make anyone envious. No one can deny the fact that he always ahead of the opposition and always had a plan for everything. Dhoni had the Midas touch and India was blessed to have him as the skipper. He was never afraid to take his chances and try something out of the ordinary.
Captaincy can be a cruel job at times and Dhoni realised this very early on in his career. Once he tasted success as a skipper, he never really cared about anyone’s opinion and always converged on taking Indian cricket to the pinnacle.
The best captain often inspires his teammates to produce their best under pressure at which Dhoni was a master at doing. During his captaincy he several timed pulled the rabbit out of the hat and produced magic results. It’s been a full year we last saw him on the cricket field and with IPL postponed his adoring fans will have to wait longer to see their hero in action again. In the meantime let’s relive some of his most bold that turned out to be in favour of team India.
We will take a look at 5 bold decisions of MS Dhoni that turned out to be successful:
5. Promoting Rohit Sharma as an opener
Rohit Sharma has now become a force in international cricket. But there was a time when he was struggling for runs and was on the brink of losing his spot permanently in the Indian team. Rohit was lucky to have Dhoni as captain as he always believed in his ability and backed him completely. Rohit was made to open by the then skipper in the Champions Trophy in 2013 with Shikhar Dhawan.
This turned out to be a career-defining move for Rohit as he never looked back since then. He became one of the leading players in the world. The trust that Dhoni had in him paid off as Rohit finally realised his full potential which ultimately benefitted Indian cricket.