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Mahender Singh Dhoni - Master of Captaincy and Records

Mahender Singh Dhoni is an Indian professional cricketer. He made his international debut in 2007 against Bangladesh in which he got run out without scoring a run. He is the only captain in the world to lead his side to all the three ICC trophies [T-20 World Cup in 2007, ODI World Cup in 2011 and Champions Trophy in 2013] - For more IPL and Cricket news follow 99Runs

Dhoni was bought by Chennai Super Kings in 2008 in the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League. He is the only player in the history of IPL after which every team has gone in any edition.

MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings to four Indian Premier League titles and two Champions League titles and the CSK franchise played 9 IPL finals under him. He has a winning percentage of 59.60% in the IPL and he is just behind Mumbai Indians’s Rohit Sharma who has five titles under his name and has a win percentage of 59.14%.

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MS Dhoni’s journey in becoming one of the world’s best skipper

Mahender Singh Dhoni was a find of Deval Sahay, a former Bihar Cricket Association Vice President and Ranchi District Cricket President and offered him to play in the Central CoalFields Limited [CCL] team. Until 1998, he had never played cricket once. He liked football more than cricket, and was part of his school football team and played as a goalkeeper in the team.

Before joining International Cricket he has played for various domestic teams as well. He has played junior cricket in Bihar and participated in the various tournaments such as Cooch Behar Trophy, East Zone U-19 squad (CK Nayudu Trophy), Rest of India squad (MA Chidambaram Trophy and Vinoo Mankad Trophy).

Dhoni was with Bihar’s senior men team for one year and played Ranji Trophy for them in the 1999-2000 season and was 18-years-old. He scored an unbeaten 68 runs for Bihar in his debut game in the second innings against the Assam Cricket Team. Dhoni ended the season with 283 runs in 5 matches. In the 2000-2001 season, Dhoni scored his maiden first class century against the Bengal side. He scored five fifties in the four matches he played in the 2000-01 season.


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  • Dhoni has played as a captain in 204 IPL matches.

  • His teams (CSK and RPSG) won 121 of those matches, while losing 82 games. One match did not provide a winner.

  • Dhoni’s win percentage as the skipper of an IPL team is 59.60.

  • CSK has won four IPL titles under Dhoni’s captaincy – in 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021.

  • Besides that, the yellow army has also won two Champions Trophy titles in Dhoni’s reign – in 2010 and 2014.

  • Dhoni is one of the three Indian captains who have won more than one IPL title, with the other two being Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir.

  • Dhoni is joint-highest with Rohit Sharma in terms of total trophies – six.

  • Dhoni is the only Indian captain to have won more than one Champions Trophy title.

  • Dhoni is the only player to have captained 200+ matches among the IPL franchises.

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