THINGS WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MS DHONI
What if I asked you to guess the most successful and popular Indian cricketer of Modern cricket? Yes, you guessed it right, Its Mahindra Singh Dhoni known to his fans as M.S Dhoni or “MAHI” by some. Certainly, MS doesn’t need any introduction, 37 years old Dhoni has been playing for the Indian National Cricket Team for many years now, he became captain of Men in blue in the year 2007 after Rahul Dravid (ODI Captain and also a Wicket Keeper) and captained Indian side in all formats of cricket later. Dhoni shined as captain for his country in all ICC major events including the ICC WC in 2011, ICC Wt20 and ICC Champions Trophy. Not to forget that he has captained and led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team to victory 3 times before in the biggest and India’s very own cricket league the IPL (Indian Premier League).
MS DHONI AS A PLAYER
Unlike a few other players, Dhoni did not begin his career with a silver spoon but rather struggled to earn his place with consistency. MSD made his first debuts in ODI then in tests and then in T20 in 2004, 2005 and 2006 respectively. His consistency is very well defined by his stats. According to the stats:
MS Dhoni ODI cricket career, Test and T20 Career of MS Dhoni.
Here are the Shinning MS Dhoni Batting Stats which are a proof that MS Dhoni is simply a class. Take a look on the below Mahi Stats.
MS DHONI STATS
2004- till Date
DHONI AS A WICKET KEEPER
WHY DHONI IS THE BEST WICKET KEEPER FOR INDIA?
As a wicket keeper, his stats are amazing as well. According to his stats:
Dhoni Stats as Wicket-Keeper:
|ODI 2004-up till now||314||22||120|
|T20I 2006-up till now||57||8||34|
DHONI AS A CAPTAIN OF INDIA
“CAPTAIN COOL” of World Cricket!
Overall those successful years of Captaining the Indian side, Dhoni became the main anchor of the Indian side with the name “Captain Cool”. Dhoni has faced a lot of ups and downs during his entire career but the one thing he is famous for is his ever-cool mind and thinking which certainly helped him handle the situations very calmly and overcome the situations with positive results. Just because of his attitude, he became famous among cricketing and non-cricketing fans.
THE SELFLESS CAPTAIN MSD
There have been numerous times when MSD has skipped the limelight for the sake of encouraging the young talent. Whenever TEAM INDIA won a major title or a tournament, more often than not, MS Dhoni was seen handing over the celebrations and the trophy to the young players in the team and simply drifting from the showoff stage.
MS DHONI ACHIEVEMENTS FOR TEAM INDIA:
There are so many milestones MS Dhoni has achieved throughout his career. Here we take a quick look at some of the most prestigious ones under his belt.
- Padma Bhushan in 2018
- Padma Shri in 2009
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in2007
- ICC ODI Team of the year in 2012, 2013, 2014
- ICC ODI Player of the Year Award in 2008, 2009
- CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in Sports in 2011
- ICC Award for Spirit of cricket in 2011
- MTV Youth Icon of the Year
- LG People’s Choice Award in 2013
Major Tournaments Won by India under MS DHONI Captaincy:
- ICC World Twenty20 in 2007
- CB Series of 2007-2008
- Asia Cup in 2010
- ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011
- ICC Champions Trophy in 2013
As you all know, especially cricketing fans that World Cup fever on its peak and the biggest cricketing event is on the board in the month of May 2019. As the World cup coming close, cricket fans set close eyes on their favorite team as well as their favorite players.
MAHENDAR SINGH DHONI AND ICC WORLD CUP 2019:
WILL MSD RETIRE AFTER ICC WORLD CUP 2019?
The thing everyone’s been thinking of about 37 years old MS Dhoni, the most frequently asked questions include one the most important question that is “Will this ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 edition be the last of MS Dhoni?” For the cricketing fans, this is probably the most important question to be answered by cricketing Greats of All Times and by MS Dhoni himself.
MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION HERE “SHOULD MSD RETIRE FROM ODI CRICKET?
If we look in the past, there are so many great cricketing legends, who took the cricket world cup as a platform for their retirement. They announced their retirements just before the world cup. This trick works for so many cricketers as they performed well in the world cup and then get retired at the peak of their form and career as well. So, all the fans remember them in great words and the cricketing world admire them for a long time.
If we take a note from the past examples, some of the biggest examples in front of us are the Great Imran Khan of Pakistan, Ricky Ponting of Australia, Little Master Sachin Tendulkar of India, These legends announced their retirement on World Cup events and left the arena on the biggest cricketing stage. Choosing World Cup event to say goodbye makes a lot of sense and there are good reasons for it! This not only served them the purpose of ending their respective careers on a high but their decision helped them to motivate themselves to sparkle on last time to be the champions. And as they say, End should be the most memorable one and for these legends, it certainly was when they lifted the WORLD CUP Trophies and returned to their fans as Champions of the world. History of cricket is full of these sorts of examples.
MS Dhoni has served his country and his team with great honor and pride. He has led Team INDIA in almost every event of the cricket world and made his team champion. He has won all major ICC tournaments and there is no trophy in Cricket MSD hasn’t held in his hands. He has achieved more than any Captain from INDIA and as a player, he has served wonders for his nation over a period of 15 years.
REASONS WHY WE ALL WILL MISS DHONI
MSD has been the love of Indian Cricket fans since 15 long years now. From his first Helicopter shot till this CSK’s Awesome Performances in the recent IPL 2019 edition, MS Dhoni has always provided his fans the performances they want to see. He has been the backbone of Indian cricket. As the experts say Sourav Ganguly gave INDIA a “Spine” but Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave INDIA “The Courage”. MSD has everything in his bag from World Cup wins to the immense love and Dhoni chants he gets from his fans when he enters the arena, now all he needs is a perfect finish, and THE BEST FINISHER MSD he is, we can expect something more special in the coming World Cup from Dhoni at the twilight of his career
Apart from all these facts and all Speculations over the media and cricketing minds, many are trying to predict what MSD will decide, Some are suggesting retirement while others want him to keep going for as long as he can however this Entirely depends upon MS Dhoni and it’s he is the only one who will decide his fate, Will Dhoni retire? Will he not? What are his plans? For now, we can only make intelligent guesses but one thing is for sure that he will be playing a key role in World Cup 2019. MSD and his calmness are the magic ingredients India need to be over the line in this all-important ICC World Cup 2019 edition.