Dhoni is thought to be probably the most profitable Indian captain as his achievements stay unmatched. After his feat of main India to the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy title, he turned the primary (and stays nonetheless the one captain) to carry the Champions Trophy in addition to the ICC T20 World Cup (2007) and ICC ODI World Cup (2011).
After he took over the crew’s reigns in 2007, the Dhoni-led Indian crew turned the world No. 1 Check crew for the primary time in 2009.
The Authorities of India has awarded Dhoni the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2007), the Padma Shri (2009) and the Padma Bhushan (2018) for his contribution to sport. He was additionally named the ICC ODI Participant of the Yr for 2 consecutive years (2008 and 2009).
Dhoni stepped down as Check captain throughout India’s tour of Australia in 2014 after taking part in his 90th Check after which gave up the T20I and ODI captaincy in January 2017. He nonetheless has probably the most wins by an India captain in each the white-ball codecs.
Famously known as ‘Thala’ by his Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) followers, Dhoni has led the IPL franchise ever for the reason that inaugural version of the event in 2008. The one time he performed for a unique crew (Rising Pune Supergiants) was through the two years when CSK was banned by the BCCI.
However, since India’s semi-final exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against New Zealand in August last year, MSD hasn’t featured for the Men In Blue.
During his break from cricket, the 38-year-old also served for the Indian Army too.
The 13th edition of the IPL was supposed to act as a stepping stone for Dhoni to showcase his worth and forge his way back into the Indian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup.