It has been 15 years since MS Dhoni, with his golden time made his international cricket debut. MS Dhoni cricket career has been a long way, starting from juggling between being a ticket collector for Indian Railways and cricket practice to a long break from international cricket.
MS Dhoni started his international cricket career on the same day in 2004 under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly. The wicketkeeper-batsman of Jharkhand was handed his ODI cap against Bangladesh in Chittagong on 23 December 2004.
Incidentally, MS Dhoni was out for the Golden Duck in his ODI debut against Bangladesh. Dhoni had a simple first series in Bangladesh. After being dismissed for zero on his debut, Dhoni was able to score just 19 runs in 3 matches in Bangladesh.
However, Dhoni was in form and announced his arrival in international cricket during a series against Pakistan at home in April 2005.
Sourav Ganguly instigated MS Dhoni to bat at number 3 for the first time in Visakhapatnam against Pakistan. Dhoni blasted Pakistan’s attack by scoring 148 off 123 balls. He never looked back again.
Over the years, Dhoni has transformed India into one of the most successful limited-overs in world cricket. Dhoni is the only Indian captain to have won all 3 major ICC trophies – World Cup in 2011, T20 World Cup in 2007, Champions Trophy in 2013.
Even when he is away from international cricket, Dhoni completed the decade as the most successful captain in ODI cricket.
Chennai Super Kings, led by MS Dhoni, paid tribute to the World Cup-winning captain on social media. # 15YearsOfDhonism is one of the most popular trends on Twitter in the last few hours
MS Dhoni has not played international cricket since India’s exit in the semi-finals of the International CUP 2019.
He trained for 2 weeks after missing the limited-overs series in the West Indies just after the World Cup with the Territorial Army – 106 TA Battalion (Para) in Jammu and Kashmir.
Dhoni also lost the home series against South Africa and Bangladesh, even as chief selector MSK Prasad indicated that India is looking ahead and a chance for youngsters like Rishabh Pant to lead next year’s T20 World Cup Is focusing on giving.
However, Dhoni was trained in the lead of the ongoing series against the West Indies in Ranchi, which bolstered rumors of his return. However, Dhoni said he should be left alone until January 2020, when he was pinched by journalists at a promotional event.