Mahendra Singh Dhoni or MS Dhoni is one of the best finishers in the game of cricket and one of the best captains for the Indian national team. Dhoni took over the ODI captaincy from Rahul Dravid in 2007 after debuting in 2004. He holds multiple captaincy records such as most wins for an Indian captain in Tests and ODIs, and most back-to-back wins by an Indian captain in ODIs. His biggest triumphs as captain have been the 2007 World T20, 2010 Asia Cup, 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy. His heroic inning of 91 from 79 balls in the 2011 World Cup is one of his biggest highlights as a batsman and one which rose him to fame for his ability to stay cool under pressure thus earning him the moniker of ‘Captain Cool’.
Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not just an amazing cricketer, he is also a sportsman who has a keen eye for everything that happens on the field. Dhoni just shattered the record for the maximum stumpings in ODIs by taking his 100th victim in the last 5th and final encounter against Sri Lanka in the just concluded bilateral series.
Dhoni stumped Akila Dananjaya to surpass Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara’s record of 99 stumpings.PTI In the 4th match, Dhoni also reached a milestone of playing 300 ODI matches becoming the 6th Indian to do so. And while the world is praising this legend, one is reminded of an incident from the 4thmatch which proves why Dhoni became India’s most successful cricket captain. Although he is no longer leading the side, his influence on the team is apparent and his eye is as sharp as it was when he led the side.
It so happened that debutant Shardul Thakur bowled a bouncer which skimmed past the leg side of the batsman and landed into the gloves of Dhoni. The umpire called it a wide because he felt the ball had gone wayward.