Today is the 40th birthday of former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Happy Birthday MS Dhoni). Dhoni scored more than 16 thousand runs in international cricket and as a captain, he achieved the feat of winning the T20 World Cup, World Cup, and Champions Trophy.
New Delhi. Today is the birthday of former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Happy Birthday MS Dhoni). Born on July 7, 1981, in Ranchi, Dhoni has turned 40 years old. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not just a cricketer but thinking that took the Indian team to the heights. Dhoni (MS Dhoni Birthday) came like a revolution in Team India, which brought unprecedented success to Team India as a wicketkeeper, as a batsman, and as a captain. Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 10,773 runs in ODI cricket with the help of 10 centuries. In Tests also, 4876 runs were scored from his bat, including 6 centuries. At the same time, Dhoni scored 1617 runs in T20. As a captain, Dhoni made a mark all over the world and he made India the champion in the T20 World Cup held in 2007. In 2011, under his captaincy, India won the World Cup after 28 years and in 2013, he won the Champions Trophy to Team India.
Dhoni's father was a pump operator. Dhoni himself, despite being a great cricketer, was working as a ticket collector at Kharagpur railway station, but who would have thought that this Ranchi boy would one day become the captain of the captains. Let us tell you how Dhoni reached the cricket stadium from Kharagpur railway station wearing India's jersey. How false news of injury got Dhoni a ticket for international cricket?
How did Dhoni reach from ticket collector to Team India? photo-CSK Instagram)
Injury, Dhoni and International Cricket
The talk is of the year 2003-04 from where Dhoni made his own identity and within a year the prince of Ranchi reached Team India. At that time, Talent Resource Development Officer Prakash Poddar was the one who saw Dhoni batting in a match. Dhoni had scored only 29 runs in that match but Poddar was convinced of his batting. After that match, Poddar sent Dhoni's report to the chairman of the National Talent Scheme, Dilip Vengsarkar. The same report of Dhoni also reached the then chairman Kiran More and he went to Jamshedpur to watch his match, where the Jharkhand and Orissa match was going on. Dhoni scored a century in this match and also did excellent wicketkeeping. In that era, Dhoni's batting as a wicketkeeper was amazing because Team India did not have any such wicketkeeper who could play match-winning innings along with good keeping.
Then came the match which changed the fate of Dhoni. In the match of Duleep Trophy, North Zone competed with East Zone. The entire selection panel was present in the stadium to watch this match. The then chief selector Kiran More asked East Zone selector Pranab Roy to allow MS Dhoni to keep the wicket in place of Deepdas Gupta in the match. After this news was spread that Deepdas Gupta would not be able to keep up due to injury. Only this false news opened the fate of Dhoni. Dhoni took 5 wickets behind the wicket in this match and he won the hearts of the selectors by playing an innings of 60 runs in 47 balls. Dhoni hit a four on the first ball of Ashish Nehra and a six on the second ball showed what a player he is.
Hitting 2 centuries as soon as he gets an entry in India A
After his impressive performance in the Duleep Trophy, Dhoni was selected in the India-A team and went to Kenya to play a tri-series. In this series, Dhoni scored 2 centuries in 2 matches against Pakistan and in December 2004, Dhoni got a place in Team India. Dhoni's start to international cricket was very poor and he was run out for zero on the very first ball. But on 5 April 2005, he proved himself by playing a stormy inning of 148 runs against Pakistan. Then for the next 15 years, the world saw the magic of Mahi.