Former India captain MS Dhoni hasn’t played a game ever since the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand. He was supposed to make his comeback for Chennai Super Kings in this year’s IPL but it has been postponed indefinitely. Despite the uncertainty, fans all over the world are eagerly waiting for their beloved captain’s return to competitive cricket.
Dhoni was first appointed as captain during the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa. The Ranchi born furthermore captained India for 10 years. In his 10 years term as India’s captain, India won the 2007 World T20, 2011 World Cup, 2013 Champions trophy and 2010, 2016 Asia cup. Apart from guiding India to several victories, Dhoni was known for maintaining his calm in crunch moments.
We at Cricfit will take a look at the five best memories of MS Dhoni as captain of India:
1. Wanting Virat to score the winning runs in the 2014 T20 WC semi-final
Dhoni finishes off in style is what we tend to hear most of the times. But on the eve of the semi-final between India and South Africa, Dhoni had something else in his mind. India just required one run to win in the chase, he could’ve easily finished the match by going for a big hit but the captain wanted his companion Virat Kohli to hit the winning runs.
He blocked the final delivery of the 19th over, giving Kohli the opportunity to finish off the game. As Dhoni blocked the delivery, both Kohli and Dhoni gave each other a quiet smile.
In the next over as Dale Steyn ran into bowl, without wasting any more time Kohli played a wild flick between mid-wicket and mid-on, the ball racing over to the boundary for four. This boundary helped India qualify for the final of the 2014 World T20. This is one of the best memories of MS Dhoni as the captain of India.