The journey of MS Dhoni from a local lad from Ranchi to the world’s most successful captain is very much known to most of the people here. What makes his journey even more special is the number of times he has inscribed his name in the history books.
Starting in 2004, his growth was unbelievable as he broke many records at ease and become a mainstay in the team.
He filled the void of a reliable wicketkeeper that the team was searching for a long time. He gave the much-needed spirit as a captain post-2007 WC elimination and brought the lost lustre into the team.
Dhoni has been an amazing batsman too, he won many games single-handedly and provided the much-needed acceleration in the slog overs.
In his long career, MS Dhoni created and broke many records among which we list down 5 records that shall stand the test of time.
#1 Only Captain to win all the 3 ICC trophies
MS Dhoni’s reign as a captain was unarguably the golden era for Indian cricket. He rescued the team from a dip post-2007 World Cup knockout and he brought laurels to the team by winning series after series.
His captaincy was highly lauded by the cricketing greats and fans. The calmness he carries during the tense situations and his unmatchable decision making skill are the vital reasons for his successful stint as a captain.
Consequently, he claimed all the 3 ICC trophies in his stint which no other captain has been able to do in the history of cricket: T20 World Cup in 2007, ODI World Cup in 2011 and Champions Trophy in 2013.
This record is highly unlikely to be broken as the Champions Trophy tournament may die out very soon. Also, the teams have different captains for different formats and a captain winning all the 3 trophies looks a distant dream.