MS Dhoni resigning as the captain of India’s ODI and T20I squad came as a surprise to everyone, but it was an event bound to happen sooner or later.
After giving up the Test captaincy and announcing his retirement from the format in December 2014, he stayed as captain for limited-overs cricket for India. It has been nearly a decade since the Ranchi-born wicketkeeper took the leadership, and in his tenure has led India to the pinnacle in all formats.
After the exciting win in the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa, Dhoni led India to its first 50-over World Cup win in 28 years, with a match-winning innings that will be regarded as his best. Two years later, he led India to Champions Trophy glory in 2013 in England.
Dhoni led India in 199 ODIs, winning 110 and losing 74. He was captain in 72 T20Is, of which India won 41 and lost 28.
In our interviews with Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne and VVS Laxman, we had asked them about MS Dhoni and his captaincy skills.
Having been a part of the side that won the triangular series in Australia in 2007-08 and the 2011 World Cup, watch Sachin Tendulkar share his thoughts about Dhoni as a captain.
We asked Shane Warne for his opinion on MS Dhoni. Check out what he had to say!
VVS Laxman has played a great deal under MS Dhoni and here’s what he had to say about the former Indian Captain.