He remained the man with the Midas touch even if the early exit from the Twenty20 World Cup was the one major disappointment. The ICC ODI player of the year for the second successive year Dhoni by yearend had led India to seven victories in ten Tests as captain and had yet to taste defeat.
He was also at the helm when India notched up significant victories in ODIs. His dynamic leadership qualities were matched by notable deeds behind the stumps and in front of them. He had two hundreds, two fifties and a forty in five Tests and was among the runs in limited overs cricket. The highlight was his 124 off 107 balls with nine fours and three sixes against Australia at Nagpur setting up 99-run victory.
There were also eight half centuries. As wicketkeeper his catching and stumping was admirable.
In Image: Dhoni might not be the most technically correct batsman one would see, but he is definitely an outstanding performer
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