MS Dhoni is considered to be the most successful captain of the Indian cricket team. It was under his leadership that India won the T20 World Cup in 2007, followed by the ODI World Cup in 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.
Although Dhoni is the most successful captain India has had, he has also played cricket under senior and junior captains. He played under 6 Indian captains in his international career. Most of the fans know the names of Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble. Dhoni has also played cricket under the leadership of young captains Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. In today’s article, we will learn about the 3 captains under whom Dhoni played international matches.
1. Virender Sehwag
As captain, Sehwag led India in 17 international matches. Dhoni has played 4 of these ODIs under his leadership in which Dhoni has scored a total of 166 runs at an excellent average of 55.33. This time his strike rate was 94.31. Dhoni also scored 1 half-century for Indian team led by Sehwag.
MS Dhoni also played one T20 match against South Africa under the captaincy of Virender Sehwag. MS Dhoni was dismissed for zero in this match. Indian team won that match. Interestingly, that match was the first T20 international match of the Indian team. Virender Sehwag has never been captained by the Indian team on a regular basis. He only got the part-time captaincy of the Indian team.
2. Anil Kumble (Anil Kumble)
MS Dhoni has played a total of 10 matches under the leadership of Anil Kumble. Under his leadership, MS Dhoni has scored 403 runs for the Indian team at an average of 26.86. Dhoni also scored 3 fifties for the Indian team under the leadership of Kumble. Along with this, Dhoni also hit 46 fours and 4 sixes in Test cricket.
Only after the retirement of Anil Kumble, MS Dhoni was given the captaincy of the Indian Test team. Before that, Dhoni was only captaining the ODI and T20 teams.
3. Mahela Jayawardene (Mahela Jayawardene)
MS Dhoni has also played under Mahela Jayawardene in international cricket. Mahela Jayawardene was the captain when Dhoni was playing for Asia XI. In 2007, Dhoni played a total of 3 matches under Mahela Jayawardene. In which he scored 174 runs at an excellent average of 87. This time he had a strike rate of 125.17.
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