Amid all the chaos happening in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), a sudden jolt by the only Indian captain with two world cup wins (T20 & 50-over) under his belt, came as a stunning surprise to the cricket frenzy nation of India. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has stepped down as the captain of the Indian Cricket Team in the 50-over and T20 format but will continue to play in coloured outfits for the national team.
The Jharkhand Dynamite had already retired from the longer format of the game in December 2014 straight away after the Melbourne Test.
Touted as the most successful skipper of Indian cricket, MSD led the team in 199 One-day internationals and 72 T20 matches with a winning percentage of almost 60 in both the shorter formats. With an ODI World Cup, T20 World Cup & ICC Champions Trophy in his kitty, the 35-year-old achieved unbelievable success, both as a leader and wicket-keeper batsman in his 9-year tenure as the captain.
Calm & cool as the commander and attacking & aggressive as a batsman, Dhoni is the picture perfect star of Indian cricket. But, during some instances, the cool man also showed his freakish side on the field.
When MSD shoved Bangladesh's pacer Mustafizur Rahman during an ODI in Mirpur. (Don't mess up with me, dude)
When the shy side of Dhoni came into play during his younger days in the team.
When the star cricketer successfully imitated the current Indian captain Virat Kohli and Manoj Tiwary.
MSD's lightening quick stumping. He holds the record for the fastest stumping in 0.09 seconds. (Unbelievable)
Last but the first of all, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's trademark helicopter shots with jet-speed action from his bat.
“If You Are Not 100 Percent Fit And Not At Your Best (And Still Play), It's Cheating”
- MS Dhoni
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