On this day: Dhoni became the first captain to win all major ICC trophies

Sinchan Saha

Modified Jun 23, 2022 10:58 PM IST

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One of the most buoyant captains in India’s cricket history, Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned into the first captain in the world on June 23 of 2013 to lift all the ICC trophies.

‘Captain Cool’ finished his hattrick of ICC titles by opposing all chances and grabbing triumph from the jaws of the rout to sack the Champions Trophy.

In the nail-gnawing match, India crushed the English side in England with a little edge of 5 runs.

The host group was only 20 runs off with 6 wickets and 16 balls close by to bring the prize back home, however, Ishant Sharma’s otherworldly passing over spell ensured that Dhoni brings 121 crore Indians the happiness to command their third ICC cup under MSD’s captaincy.

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The men in blue were confined to a simple total of 129/7 in their twenty overs where Virat Kohli top-scored with a knock of 43 runs off 34 balls.

Pursuing 130, the English side’s top form was shaken and they were 46/4 in the eighth over, however, Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara put on 64 runs for the fifth wicket and kept the expectations alive for the English fans.

Nonetheless, with only 20 runs away from lifting the prize, Indian pacer Ishant eliminated Morgan and Bopara in the seventeenth over to get India back into the game.

Britain couldn’t deal with the breakdown and the side wound up losing the finals by 5 runs.

Dhoni prior to surrendering the captaincy had driven India in a sum of 199 matches in the 50-over design, directing the side to 110 successes and 74 losses.

He had additionally driven India in 60 Test matches where he figured out how to get 27 successes.

Other than this, Dhoni likewise holds a fair captaincy record in the Twenty20I configuration. He had directed India to 41 triumphs out of the 72 matches the nation played under his authority.

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The Champions Trophy title was added to Dhoni’s heritage after tremendous ICC 2007 T20 World Cup and ICC 2011 ODI World Cup prizes.

The wicket-keeper batsman has not played in an international jersey since India’s loss in the 2019 World Cup against the Kiwis and was anticipating the IPL 2020 release which was ended due to the Covid flare-up.