Happy Birthday Mahi: 40's 'Captain Cool', know 10 very special things related to Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Ranchi's Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won all three major ICC tournaments, T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup, and Champions Trophy under his captaincy. He is the only captain in the world to achieve this feat. Famous for his calm nature on the field, Dhoni played 90 Tests, 350 ODIs, and 98 T20 Internationals for India. He scored 4,876 runs in Tests and 10,773 runs in ODIs. Mahi has 1,617 runs in his name in T20.

NEW DELHI: Former right-handed batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni established many records under his captaincy. He said goodbye to international cricket on 15 August 2020. Although he is still seen captaining Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.

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Dhoni is the only captain to win all three ICC trophies

Ranchi's Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won all three major ICC tournaments, T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup, and Champions Trophy under his captaincy. He is the only captain in the world to achieve this feat. Famous for his calm nature on the field, Dhoni played 90 Tests, 350 ODIs, and 98 T20 Internationals for India. He scored 4,876 runs in Tests and 10,773 runs in ODIs. Mahi has 1,617 runs in his name in T20.

Dhoni's name for most stumpings in international cricket

Mahendra Singh Dhoni holds the record for most stumpings in international cricket. He has a total of 195 stumpings in 538 international matches. Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara is number two on this list. Sangakkara has 139 while former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Romesh Kaluvitarna has 101 stumpings.

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The highest personal score made in ODI as a wicketkeeper

Dhoni's name holds the record for playing the biggest innings as a wicket-keeper in one-day international cricket. He scored an unbeaten 183 against Sri Lanka in Jaipur in the year 2005. During this Dhoni hit 15 fours and 5 sixes. He hit 15 fours and 5 sixes in 145 balls. These scores were made by Dhoni while chasing the target of 299 runs. To date, Dhoni's personal score as a wicketkeeper in ODIs remains the most.

Record 2 times selected ICC Player of the Year

Famously known as Thala in IPL, Dhoni was selected twice as ICC ODI Player of the Year. He won this title twice in a row in 2008 and 2009. He is the first player to achieve this feat twice.

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Dhoni is fond of bikes

Dhoni is fond of bikes. Dhoni has a farmhouse in Ranchi which has a separate garage for a motorcycle. There are loads of bikes in it. This passion of Mahi is from the time of college. At that time he used to have an ambassador. But at this time Dhoni has many luxury bikes. In his spare time, Dhoni is seen running on the streets of Ranchi with his bikes.

Mahi's trademark is helicopter shot.

Dhoni's trademark is the helicopter shot. He has played this shot many times at the international level and sent the ball across the boundary. Mahi is still seen hitting this shot in the IPL. He learned this shot from former Jharkhand cricketer and friend Santosh Lal. Dhoni holds the record for hitting most sixes as a captain in international cricket. Dhoni has played the most international matches as a captain.

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Team India won the first test series in New Zealand in 33 years

Dhoni has a record of winning 5 consecutive test series. He is the first captain of India to achieve this feat. Under Dhoni's captaincy, the Indian team won the Test series in New Zealand for the first time in 33 years. Dhoni is the first Indian captain to achieve this feat against the Kiwis at home.

Mahi's first love was football

Dhoni is the first wicketkeeper in India to score more than 4000 runs in Test cricket as well as take more than 200 wickets behind the wicket. Mahi's first love was football. Dhoni's interest has also been in badminton. He has enjoyed football and badminton at the district and club levels.

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Chennai Super Kings got 3 trophies

Dhoni played 2 ODI World Cups and 5 T20 World Cups as captain. Under his captaincy, India won the T20 World Cup in 2007, the ODI World Cup in 2011, and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. Under the captaincy of Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings has won the trophy 3 times. Mahi retired from Test cricket in the year 2014.

Dhoni is the second Indian cricketer to receive the honorary honor of Colonel

Dhoni has been given the honorary honor of Lieutenant Colonel by the Army. Mahi is the second cricketer after legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev to receive this honor. The Indian Territorial Army honored Dhoni with the title of Lieutenant Colonel in the year 2011.

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