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Birthday Special: Timeline of MS Dhoni’s Career

Former Indian captain MS Dhoni is one of the most popular cricketers. He has got love not only from India, but from cricket fans all over the world. Fans do various things to express their love for him. On Thursday (July 7) too, he is getting a lot of wishes on his birthday.

Dhoni has played 538 matches in his international career. He played his last international match in the 2019 World Cup in the semi-final against New Zealand. Dhoni was dismissed after scoring 50 runs in this important match.

Dhoni played 90 Test matches in his career. In this he scored 4876 runs at an average of 38.09. This includes his 6 centuries and 33 fifties. Interestingly, the Test also includes a double century by Dhoni. He scored 224 runs against Australia in the 2013 Test match in Chennai.

Also, Dhoni is the second most Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to play the most ODI matches. Dhoni played 350 ODIs in his 15-year career, scoring 10,773 runs at an average of 50.57 with 10 centuries and 73 fifties. At the same time, Dhoni has scored 1617 runs for India in 98 T20 matches with 2 fifties.

Following are some of the highlights of Dhoni’s career, India’s most successful captain and two-time World Cup winner…

December 2004: Dhoni made his international debut in an ODI match against Bangladesh in Chittagong (Bangladesh).

April 2005: In his personal 5th ODI, he got his first chance to play at No. 3 against Pakistan. Before this match, Dhoni had scored only 22 runs in 4 matches in international cricket. In this match, Dhoni scored 148 runs in 123 balls at Visakhapatnam ground.

October 2005: Got a chance to bat at the top again. He scored 183 runs off 145 balls in this match played against Sri Lanka. India won the five-match series 3-0 and Dhoni became the man of the match.

December 2005: Dhoni’s Test debut against Sri Lanka in Chennai.

September 2007: Dhoni got the captaincy of ODI cricket from Rahul Dravid.

September 2007: Dhoni equaled Adam Gilchrist’s record for most wickets in an innings in one-day international cricket.

September 2007: He captained India in the first T20 World Cup in South Africa. India defeated Pakistan in the final match. Dhoni allowed a less experienced bowler like Joginder Sharma to bowl the final over of the final and it proved to be a masterstroke.

August 2008: Dhoni led India to victory in a bilateral series in Sri Lanka for the first time.

August 2008: Dhoni received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

November 2008: Dhoni became the test captain of the Indian team. He was handed over the captaincy by Anil Kumble in the fourth Test against Australia in Nagpur.

December 2008: Dhoni became the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year.

March 2009: Under Dhoni’s leadership, India won a bilateral ODI series for the first time in New Zealand.

April 2009: Dhoni was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.

December 2009: Dhoni became the first player to win the ICC’s “One Day Cricketer of the Year” award for the second time in a row.

May 2010: Chennai Super Kings won the IPL title for the first time under the leadership of Dhoni.

April 2011: In the final match of World Cup 2011 against Sri Lanka, Dhoni scored an unbeaten 91 off 79 balls, helping India win the World Cup after 28 years. In this match, Dhoni celebrated the victory by hitting a six and became the man of the match.

May 2011: Chennai Super Kings won the IPL title for the second time under the leadership of Dhoni.

November 2011: He was awarded the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Army.

March 2013: With his 21st win in 49 Tests as captain, Dhoni broke former captain Sourav Ganguly’s record and became India’s most successful Test captain.

June 2013: Under the leadership of Dhoni, India won the ICC Champions Trophy. At that time, he became the only captain to win all three ICC tournaments.

February 2013: Dhoni scored the only double century of his career in Test cricket.

March 2013: India beat Australia 4-0 in the India Test series led by Dhoni.

April 2014: Under Dhoni’s leadership, India entered the T20 World Cup final, but Sri Lanka won the final.

December 2014: Dhoni retired from Test cricket.

March 2015: Under the leadership of Dhoni, the Indian team entered the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup, but lost to Australia in the semi-finals.

April 2016: Under the leadership of Dhoni, the Indian team entered the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, but lost to the West Indies in the semi-final.

January 2017: Dhoni stepped down as limited overs captain.

April 2018: Dhoni was honored with the “Padma Bhushan” award.

May 2018: Chennai Super Kings won the IPL title for the third time under the leadership of Dhoni.

July 2019 : He played his last ODI in the World Cup held in England and Wales in the semi-final against New Zealand.

August 2020: Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15, 2020.

October 2021: Chennai Super Kings won the IPL title for the fourth time under the leadership of Dhoni.

October-November 2021: Appointed as Mentor of Indian team for ICC T20 World Cup held in UAE.

March 2022: Dhoni steps down as captain of Chennai Super Kings team.

April 2022: Ravindra Jadeja handed over the captaincy of the Chennai Super Kings team to Dhoni once again.

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