MS DHONI DEBUTS
Makes his international debut in an ODI against Bangladesh in December. Dhoni is run out for a duck.
Announces his arrival in ODIs with an impervious 145 against Pakistan. Follows it up with a mammoth unbeaten 183 against Sri Lanka.
MOMENT OF RECKONING
Appointed captain of T20 team as seniors refuse to be part of inaugural WT20 after ICC World Cup debacle. India beat Pakistan in final in Johannesburg to win the tournament.
GLORY GLORY GLORY!
Captains India to first ever ODI series win in Australia as the team wins the CB series. Takes charge as full time captain of Indian Test team and leads India to home series win over Australia.
TEST DOMINANCE AT HOME
Becomes first Indian captain to win ODI series in New Zealand. Guides India to the No1 position in the ICC Test rankings for the first time.
KING OF ASIA
India lifts the Asia Cup under Dhoni's captaincy. Keeps No 1 Test rankings with a 1-1 series draw at home against South Africa.
A DREAM COMES TRUE!
MS Dhoni hits the winning six as India beat Sri Lanka in the final of the ICC World Cup. Scores a defining unbeaten 91 in the summit clash.
THE MAHI WAY!
Guides India to victory in the ICC Champions Trophy. Goes on to score maiden Test double century, a first for an Indian wicket-keeper. Also surpasses Sourav Ganguly to become most successful Indian skipper in Tests.
END OF THE TEST SOJOURN
Leads India to second ICC WT20 final. Team goes down to Sri Lanka. Announces retirement from Test cricket after a series of away losses to hand over leaderships reins to Virat Kohli
THE REIGN ENDS
Guides India to ICC World Cup semi-final in Australia. The defending champions are beaten by eventual champions Australia in the semis.
A NEAR MISS
Leads India to a landmark 3-0 T20I series sweep in Australia. Also guides the team to semi-final finish at home in ICC WT20.
SO LONG SKIPPER!
Resigns as India's limited overs captain as the Virat Kohli era begins in Indian cricket.
THE ODI LEGEND
Joins elite list of batsmen to complete 10,000 runs in ODIs. Becomes second wicket-keeper batsman after Kumar Sangakkara to reach milestone.
THE FINAL GOODBYE
Plays pivotal role in India's maiden bilateral ODI series triumph in Australia. Plays his last international match for India in the ICC world cup semi final.
more from Dhoni’s retirement
Dhoni made his international debut in an ODI against Bangladesh in December 2004 and played his maiden Test match almost a year later against Sri Lanka in Chennai. He was part of the team that played India’s first ever T20 international against South Africa in December 2006.Aug 16, 2020 07:23
‘The legend retires in his own style’: Kohli, Tendulkar among many to congratulate MS Dhoni on stellar career
The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli R Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Suresh Raina, and many more took to social media to congratulate former India captain MS Dhoni on a wonderful career.Aug 16, 2020 07:23
Ricky Ponting explains why MS Dhoni was a great leader and points out one thing that he himself could not do as leader that Dhoni could.Aug 24, 2020 11:35
MS Dhoni retirement: Saqlain Mushtaq said millions of Dhoni’s fans would have wanted to see him in the Indian jersey for one last time before he hung his boots.Aug 23, 2020 10:23
‘MS told me in advance that Kamran Akmal would be bowled’: Former India quick reveals how Dhoni foresaw a dismissal
Singh, who picked up 12 wickets in the tournament, including figures of 4/13 against South Africa, revealed an instance from the T20 World Cup where Dhoni was one step ahead of the opposition batsman and almost foresaw what was going to happen.Aug 22, 2020 12:36
MS Dhoni had unknowingly cost a Pakistan cricketer’s ‘date’ with an Indian girl during tri-series involving India A, Pakistan A and Kenya in Nairobi.Aug 22, 2020 07:41
The fact that most of the Indian legends belonged to one of the cities that a franchise came from, it became imperative for that franchise to get that legend on board as an icon player.Aug 21, 2020 10:07
Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes heartfelt letter of appreciation to MS Dhoni - Read full text of letter
In a warm letter of appreciation, PM Modi lauded the former captain for his efforts on the field and also for setting a great example for those coming from smaller towns in the country.Aug 20, 2020 16:56
“I wish such captains come in Pakistan as well. It is a request to the current captain that unless they win and their own performance is not world-class, the way Dhoni has done, we will not be able to go up,” Akmal said.Aug 20, 2020 11:27
‘You never know, the PM may call him’: Shoaib Akhtar reveals how MS Dhoni might play at 2021 T20 World Cup
On being asked if it was the right time for Dhoni to retire, Akhtar said that the Indian team would have included the wicketkeeper-batsman in the 2021 World Cup T20 squad because of his popularity.Aug 21, 2020 07:42
In the video, Ashwin recalled the 2014 Test series against Australia, during which Dhoni announced his decision to retire from the longest format.Aug 19, 2020 17:37
Former India left-arm quick RP Singh said he has seen MS Dhoni lose his cool many times. Singh, who is one of Dhoni’s closest friends in the cricketing circuit, recalled one such incident when the former India captain made sure Suresh Raina listened to him.Aug 20, 2020 07:46
When MS Dhoni ‘shocked’ Team India by wanting to retire after his first Test hundred against Pakistan
MS Dhoni had expressed his desires of wanting to retire after scoring his first hundred in Test cricket against Pakistan in 2006, revealed former India batsman VVS Laxman.Aug 19, 2020 08:11
‘MS should be the next to take charge’: How Sachin Tendulkar convinced BCCI to pick Dhoni as India captain
Tendulkar revealed how he had observed Dhoni’s tremendous potential of reading the game, which acted as a catalyst in him recommending his name for being the next leader of the Indian cricket team.Aug 18, 2020 19:25
Dhoni retires: Now that Dhoni has called time on his glorious international career, a report in The Indian Express states that a member of the Mumbai Cricket Association Apex Council has written a letter to the MCA proposing that it might dedicate a seat, permanently, where the ball landed (when Dhoni hit the winning six) to celebrate the former captain’s achievements.Aug 18, 2020 14:23