Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Dhoni won his 50th ODI in a thrilling match against Australia on Wednesday, October 20 in Visakhapatnam. While other Indian Captains have won more matches the victory cements Dhoni's claim to the highest percentage of matches won versus matches played as a Captain.
Thanks to the wash-out in Kochi earlier in the week, the win also meant that the three-match series could now only end as either an Indian victory or a Series draw.
Virat Kohli smashed a career-best 118 to lead the team to victory even as India's young brigade came through in spades for the team.
The young brigade is simply a polite phrasing of the term âIndia's unofficial 'B' team' and they did not let slip this rare opportunity to prove their prowess.
The Australians no doubt doubly felt the salt in their wounds considering that heavy weights like Tendulkar chose to sit out the match.
The entire trip to India has been one of the worst drubbings Australian cricket has taken a long time and no doubt some difficult questions will be asked once the mates get back on to native soil.
But before that happy day the action moves to Goa for the final ODI on Sunday, October 24.
Image: Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifts the Border Gavaskar trophy after their win in the test series against Australia in Bangalore on Oct. 13, 2010.