M S Dhoni becomes most decorated captain in Cricket's history with Champions Trophy win

By Hitesh Jain on Jun 25, 2013 | Champions Trophy 2013
After the inspiring and memorable outing of the Indian team in 2003 ICC ODI World Cup in South Africa, where India made it to the final after 20 years, the achievements of the Indian cricket team were recording an anti climax. The subsequent Ganguly and Chappell episode off the field and the group stage exit of the runners-up of last edition during 2007 ICC ODI World Cup under Dravid’s captaincy were the red line highlights of this fact. The main reason for this was that the legendary batting brigade of India, comprising of Sachin, Dravid, Ganguly and Laxman, was reaching its sunset.

Though glorious bright in their heydays, the legends realised that the time has come when they decided to step out of the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup and in came M S Dhoni. Dhoni, as the captain of the Indian T20 team, had the unprecedentedly shoulder crushing responsibility of advancing the deeds what these legends had achieved in last 2 decades; but had just a handful of young talent at his disposal to do that. Dhoni’s T20 World Cup win is a part on Cricket folklore now.

In April 2011, Dhoni became only captain to win both ODI and T20 World Cups. The Sunday win of 2013 Champions Trophy against England in England has now provided the only missing feather to a captain’s cap which the sport of Cricket could offer, making M S Dhoni a legend that is perhaps even greater than the legends his seniors were.
Last updated - Jun 25, 2013 08:44 AM
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