MS Dhoni is one of the most respected cricketers in the entire world. His career has been really impressive and India has achieved some really great achievements while playing under him.
Some of the highlights of his career include winning the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, ICC cricket world cup 2011, 2016, and 2010 Asia Cups, and also the 2007 ICC cricket world cup. MS Dhoni took to fame by playing the role of an effective match finisher against multiple teams.
He began representing the Indian cricket team in the year 2004 when he represented India against neighboring Bangladesh in an ODI series. He went on to become one of the most successful Indian players, captain, and a wicketkeeper.
Last Match of MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni played his last ever international match 9th July 2019 against the New Zealand cricket team. That was the Semi-final game of the 2019 World Cup. MS Dhoni scored 50 runs in this match, but that did not result in India winning the crucial game.
If we talk about the match, then it was being held in Old Trafford. New Zealand had won the toss and had decided to bat first. They managed to put up a decent total of 239 runs. This was all thanks to the superb performance of Ross Taylor (74 runs) and skipper Kane Williamson (67 runs).
As for Indian bowling attack, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took three wickets while also bowling a maiden over. India put up a great fight while chasing and managed to score 221 runs. They had a poor start as they lost first four wickets early, but then MS Dhoni (50 runs) and Ravindra Jadeja (77 runs) stabilized the innings. But, India lost that game as MS got run out which was the turning point of the match.
Dhoni Review System
You might have been surprised after reading the title but indeed this has been the case in the Indian cricket since DRS (Decision Review System) was introduced.
While he struggled to call accurate reviews in the beginning, he improved his judgement tremendously in the later years of his cricketing career.
His retirement means that the Indian cricket team have to find a player who can take accurate reviews which Mahi was able to take.
The Indian cricket team has performed quite poorly after Dhoni left the team in terms of taking DRS reviews. This needs to be improved as taking successful DRS reviews are one the ways in which a match can be tilted to our favor.
A most recent incident of team India failing to take a proper DRS was during the current Australia tour in which Virat took a DRS but it was too late.
Incidents like these make fans miss Dhoni…
Awards won by MS Dhoni
He has managed to win many prestigious awards including Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, and ICC ODI player of the year award. The Indian Army has also awarded him with an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the year 2011. He is so famous that even a movie was made about his life titled MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.
Dhoni belongs to quite a humble background. But through his sheer hard work and consistency has managed to become one of the top athletes in the world. He has also endorsed and made commercials for dozens of brands and companies. This has made him one of the richest cricketers in India.
Dhoni is now retired and now lives in his hometown Ranchi with his family. Dhoni also captains his IPL team Chennai Superkings in the IPL. He has led the team to the championship three times. This is quite a record in itself.
Although he has achieved quite a lot in his lifetime, he is quite humble by nature. Some of his nicknames include ‘Mahi’ and ‘MSD’. We wish him all the luck in his future ventures.
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