He's won a World Cup. He's won an Asia Cup. He's won half-a-dozen ODI bilateral series. He's captained 18 Tests without losing a series. In fact, I remember an Indian captain used to struggle to have a Test win-loss ratio of even 1 (1 win for every 1 loss) and Dhoni's ratio stands at 6! (12 Test wins versus 2 losses)
In the pre-Dhoni era, India was stuck at No. 3 as its highest ICC rankings in all forms of the game. We jumped to No.2 immediately after Dhoni took charge and soon we were No. 1 in all forms of the game.
Dhoni is the only Indian captain to have won the IPL and he followed it by winning the Champions Trophy to boot! I remember everyone saying that Chennai Super Kings was not among the stronger teams in the IPL. So how did that happen?
Text: Sunil Rajguru
Image: India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifts the Border-Gavaskar trophy after their win in the Test series against Australia in Bangalore