MS Dhoni turns 41: Captain Cool over the years

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    MS Dhoni is one of the most admired and perhaps the most closely watched cricket players from India. He achieved this by developing his distinctive methods for batting and wicketkeeping, as well as a leadership style that balances orthodoxy and conservatism. On his 41st birthday, we take brief look at a few notable facts from his life.

    Dhoni, who was working as an Indian Railways ticket inspector at the time, went unnoticed until he scored two centuries for India A in a triangular 50-over match in Nairobi when he was 23 years old, other from the occasional murmur among Kolkata club cricket fans.

    Long-haired and bold, he quickly strutted into international cricket and, within a year of his debut, became an immediate crowd favorite with ODI innings of 148 and 183.

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    Affectionately referred to as captain cool by Indian fans, MS Dhoni has multiple records which only seem unsurpassable.

    At 4031, he has the most runs at the number 6 position in the One Day Internationals. He also has the highest individual score by a wicket-keeper batsman in ODIs, with 183 runs not out when he played against Sri Lanka in 2005.

    In the previous 140 years, MS Dhoni is the only skipper to sweep Australia on home soil. Just after 42 innings, he rose to become the No. 1 batsman; Dhoni still retains the record for this. As India’s captain in all three forms, Dhoni has triumphed in the most games.

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    MS Dhoni is the only Captain to win all three ICC Trophies

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    He is the quickest to became No. 1 in the ICC ODI rankings. Just after 42 innings, he rose to become the No. 1 batsman; Dhoni still retains the record for this. He also has the most Sixes in ODI as a Captain, with 204.

    MS Dhoni also holds the record for playing the greatest number of IPL games. He is the most decorated captain in the history of Indian cricket. Winning T20 world cup, One day international world cup, Asia Cup, and Champions trophy, he has collected every possible trophy for India.

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