Words cannot describe the MS Dhoni influence and contribution to Indian cricket. There is hardly anything he hasn’t done in the past with his cool captaincy and pressure soaking batting. He has been the ray hope for billions of ardent cricket fans for the last 15 years; there is hardly anything he hasn’t achieved as a captain.
During his 10 yearlong captain tenure, he won 2 World Cups (T20 and 50 overs), Champions Trophy, Asia Cup, lead the team to series win in New Zealand and West Indies, won the Border Gavaskar trophy thrice in 2008, 2010 and 2013 respectively and a historic CB series win in Australia.
In batting arena, he is only the fifth Indian to score 10,000 runs in One Day cricket and only the second Indian to achieve the feat with 50 + average alongside Virat Kohli. He is the fourth Indian cricketer to score 70 50+ scores along with Sourav Ganguly (72 fifties), Rahul Dravid (83 fifties) and Sachin Tendulkar (97 fifties).
Dhoni is now eyeing another milestone to break set by none other than batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar. Dhoni is on the verge of breaking Sachin Tendulkar record of most ODI runs in New Zealand. Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run scorer with 652 runs in 18 matches followed by Virender Sehwag 598 runs in 12 matches.
He is currently third in the list with 456 runs in 10 matches, only 197 runs behind Tendulkar. Dhoni has been in sublime form after his grand come back and scored a hat trick of half centuries in the series against Australia. India will play 5 ODI in New Zealand this year, hopefully Dhoni phoenix force will demolish all the milestones this season.