MS Dhoni is surely one of the greatest cricketers in the world. This legend comes from Ranchi which is the capital of Jharkhand, MS Dhoni proved himself by working really hard against all odds and became the most successful Indian Captain.
Let’s have a look at some of the best moments when MS Dhoni proved why he is the king.
1. When Pakistanis Cried.
The cricketing world heard the name of MS Dhoni for the first time when he tore apart Pakistani bowling attack by playing a typhoon innings of 148 runs in ODI. The whole world came to know about the entry of this lion in the game of cricket.
2. 148 In Test.
Just after that 148 run innings in ODI, now it was Dhoni’s turn to rule test cricket. And MSD made his intentions clear that the shine of this Sun will not be limited in one direction.
3. 2007 T20 WC Victory.
MS Dhoni was given the captaincy of the young brigade in first ever T20 WC. There was a little expectation from this team, but MSD stunned everybody and won the tournament against all odds.
4. No.1 In Tests.
MS Dhoni is the first ever captain who secured the no.1 spot in all formats of the game. His cool temperament under pressure situations and out of the box thinking amazed everybody. After the retirement of Legend Anil Kumble from test cricket, MSD was given the responsibility to captain test side and only a few months after that, he made Team India no.1 test side.
5. 183* Against Srilanka.
In October 2005 against Srilanka, Dhoni played a gem of an innings. He scored 183* off just 145 balls with 15 fours and 10 sixes. After that innings, the popularity of MSD reached its peak.
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6. 72* Off 46 Balls.
In 2006, at Lahore Pakistan, India was chasing 288 runs and 5 wickets were down. MSD arrived at no. 6 and played blaster innings of 72* off only 46 balls. He had a partnership of 106 with Yuvraj Singh for the sixth wicket and India won the match easily.
7. 15 Off 5 Balls.
None of us can forget this inning of MSD against Srilanka. India was chasing 202 and lost 9 wickets, 15 runs were needed off the last over. Dhoni missed the first ball and after that, he hit 6,4,6 off next three balls. This was one of greatest chases in the game of cricket and MS Dhoni proved his greatness again.
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8. ICC Champions Trophy Final.
ICC champions trophy final 2013 was a nail-biting thriller. Final was played between India and England at Birmingham and Indian team bowled out at a very low score of just 129 runs. England team was very happy, but MSD had different plans for them. He rotated the bowlers in such a way that England fall short by 5 runs and India lifted ICC champions trophy.
9. Run-Out Against Bangladesh.
This famous run-out was one of the best Moments ever where Dhoni showed great presence of mind on the last ball of the match. He took his one glove off before the ball and ran towards the stumps to tear them apart. Another wicket-keeper might have a shy at the stumps, but MS Dhoni proved that he a is pure Genius.
10. When Dhoni Finished Things Off In Style.
This moment has made a special place in the hearts of every cricket fan, Indian Team won the world cup after 28 years, this 2011 WC final match was played at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai where Dhoni led from the front by promoting himself up the order. The innings of unbeaten 91 and that winning six over long-on has been printed in the hearts of every Indian cricket fan.
There are many more astonishing moments where this Ranchi boy ruled the cricketing world. We have collected only some of them.