No cricketer has captained India more than Dhoni (332) in international matches. No cricketer has won more matches in the international cricket for India than Dhoni (178) as captain. No other captain in the game has won all three big ICC trophies in cricket white ball. Those figures tell you the story of how the tenure of Dhoni as Indian captain was effective and important.
The victory meant India became the first team to win all ICC trophies and MS Dhoni became the first captain to lead the country in those triumphs. The triumph also marked Indian winning all the ICC trophies within six years and MS Dhoni is the only captain in world cricket to win all three ICC trophies. Feature image courtesy: AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANA
Ricky Ponting led Australia to four ICC Trophy wins in his successful career as a leader. A fascinating thing about these four trophy wins is that they all came during just seven years, from 2003 to 2009. Under Ponting, Australia first retained the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2003. He came out as the third-highest scorer of the tournament with three centuries and won the man of the match award in the final.
Former Indian captain and current wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni who has won all three ICC trophies is celebrating his 39th birthday today. The player from Ranchi, Jharkhand made his India debut against Bangladesh in December 2004.
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MS Dhoni is the only captain in the history of Cricket to win all ICC trophies. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World T20, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. advertisement. India Today Web Desk. New Delhi. August 15, 2020.
On This Day 8 Years Ago, MS Dhoni Became First Captain To Win All Three ICC Trophies With Champions Trophy 2013 Triumph Over Hosts England. by Jatin Khandelwal June 23, 2021. MS Dhoni receives the CT-2013 Trophy. Image-AFP.
While he could not guide his team to glory by winning any ICC trophies, he ranks among the 10 best cricket captains of all time. He holds the record of 23 wins in his 53 test matches, with just 11 losses. Under his captaincy he won 99 ODI’s registering a victory percentage of 73.7%.