Mahendra Singh Dhoni is hailed as one of the greatest cricketers to have ever played the game. Labelled as a great leader, MS Dhoni is the only captain to win all three major trophies for India.
After Sachin Tendulkar suggested his name for captaincy, MS Dhoni changed the fortunes of Indian Cricket. The former Indian wicket-keeper announced his retirement from International cricket in the year 2020.
In this article, we recall three of his best decisions as captain that changed the face of Indian cricket forever.
1) Joginder Sharma’s final over at the 20-20 World Cup 2007:
MS Dhoni was given a big assignment right after he wore the captaincy hat. He was given the responsibility to lead India in the inaugural 20-20 World Cup in 2007. Joginder Sharma, who was part of the World Cup squad, was considered as one of the better medium-fast bowlers at the time.
India locked horns with Pakistan in the final of the 20-20 World Cup 2007. The year that no one can forget as India got thrashed out of the 50-over World Cup in the group stage itself. MS Dhoni and Co. cheered the fans up after reaching the final of the 2007 T20 World Cup.
With 13 required off the last over in the final, Dhoni handed over the ball to Joginder Sharma. India needed only 1 wicket to win and Misbah perished to Sharma as he tried to play a scoop over fine-leg. India, eventually, won the World Cup and history was created.