Kathmandu, January 22: Mahendra Singh Dhoni started the captaincy of the Indian cricket team in 2008. When Dhoni took over the captaincy of the Indian team, he had to face many challenges. For example, giving opportunities to the youth and building a successful team in the future. Dhoni faced all the challenges and brought some historic success to the Indian team.
Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007, the Cricket World Cup in 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. It also became number one in Test cricket for the first time in 2009. Similarly, Dhoni gave a chance to five such players under his captaincy. Who became the ‘match winner’ for India. Today these five cricketers have made their mark in world cricket.
Virat Kohli started his career under Dhoni’s captaincy. It was Dhoni who gave Virat Kohli a chance to be at number three in ODIs (50 overs). Seeing Kohli’s good performance, Dhoni also gave him a chance in the Test team. Kohli was not successful in the 2011-12 tour of Australia. But Dhoni gave him frequent opportunities. Where Kohli also scored a half-century.
Kohli responded to the critics by scoring a century in Adelaide. In Perth in 2012, the team selectors wanted to give Rohit Sharma a chance to replace Kohli. But Dhoni included Virat Kohli in his 11-man team. Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag said this. At the same time, Sehwag gave the vice-captaincy and as he told Dhoni, Kohli was picked in place of Rohit.
Dhoni continued to give opportunities to Rohit Sharma despite his consistent poor performance. Which changed his career completely. Dhoni has played an important role in making Rohit an opener in ODI cricket. In 2013, when Dhoni gave Rohit a chance to open, Rohit looked a bit different. Dhoni has a big hand in making Rohit Sharma aggressive.
Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the best off-spinner bowlers in the world today. Dhoni got the opportunity to play for the first time in the 2010 IPL. Where Ashwin had a great performance. Ashwin used to play for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) under Dhoni’s captaincy. Dhoni noticed Ashwin’s talent and included him in the Indian team. Because of this, Ashwin has got a place in the Indian team. Ashwin joined the team in 2010. A year later, he was named in the squad for the 2011 World Cup. Similarly, Ashwin got a chance to play in Tests.
Ravindra Jadeja has become the most ‘match winner’ of the Indian team. No one can answer Jadeja from all three sides, batting, bowling and fielding. Dhoni has a hand in getting Jadeja a place in the Indian team. Jadeja played IPL for Chennai Super Kings under Dhoni’s captaincy. Dhoni gave Jadeja a place in the IPL due to his reluctance. He never tried to get Jadeja out. Just given a chance. Due to which Jadeja became a great all-rounder.
The friendship of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina is special. Now Raina has retired from international cricket. But Raina became the highest match winner for Chennai Super Kings in IPL. Dhoni gave a lot of opportunities to Raina in the Indian team under his captaincy. Dhoni said about Raina, ‘Raina is a great player. So we have to support him. If we don’t support him, he won’t play his ‘natural’ game and will get out cheaply. Dhoni had a chance to play Raina continuously. Due to which Raina is still known as a dangerous player in T20 cricket. That is why Dhoni is considered to have a big hand in making Raina. news factory