Former Indian captain MS Dhoni celebrates its 40th birthday on Wednesday. Dhoni was one of the most successful captains in the history of the fascinating game. Under his leadership, Team India won the first T20 World Cup in 2007.
Four years later, MSD led its team to win the 50th World Cup. In 2013, India also won the Champions Trophy, and Dhoni became the only leader in the match to win all three ICC trophies.
On the special occasion of Dhoni’s birthday, the official Twitter tutorial of the International Cricket League (ICC) shared a heartwarming video with some of the biggest calls on the field taken by the Ranchi-born superstar.
From give Joginder Sharma the final victory of the T20 World Cup against Pakistan in 2007 to promote himself ‘Player of the tournament’ Yuvraj Singh in the final of the 2011 World Cup against Sri Lanka, ICC captured some of Dhoni’s most iconic and memorable calls in the video.
Furthermore, the clip also contains the case that Dhoni held a wicket without a glove in one hand during a group match of the 2016 World T20 against Bangladesh when they (Bangladesh) needed two runs from one ball. The batsman missed the delivery and ran for a single cut, but Dhoni quickly collected the ball and made a sprint towards the stumps instead of hitting directly. The veteran bumper unleashed the bail and won a close encounter.
In the same tournament, while India played against West Indies during the semi-final, India was in dire need. As always, Dhoni did something unusual and gave the ball to him. Virat Kohli. The move paid off well as Kohli delivered the breakthrough by sacking opening batsman Johnson Charles.
The video contains Dhoni’s street clever tactics to suit the part-timers like Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf Pathan to get critical wickets for India in a World Cup match in 2011 and the World T20 in 2009 respectively.
Finally, the video consists of Dhoni’s breathtaking six to Sri Lanka pacemaker Nuwan Kulasekara it helped India win the World Cup after 28 years.
Here is the video:
There’s a reason why they call him Captain Cool 😎
– ICC (@ICC) 7 July 2021