By Ayush Gautam

MS Dhoni as Captain: His top 5 Decisions which Shocked Everyone

MS Dhoni as Captain: His top 5 Decisions which Shocked Everyone


Dhoni led the Indian Cricket team to three ICC Trophies including ICC World T20 in 2007, ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011, and ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.

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The senior trio of Tendulkar, Gambhir, and Sehwag won’t be featuring in the same playing eleven.  Hence, the tactic didn’t work for the Captain as team India failed to qualify for the final.

The 2012 VB Tri-Series Rotation Policy

In the last over the arch-rival, Pakistan needed 13 runs with a well-set Misbah-ul-Haq on the pitch. While Dhoni could have chosen the experienced Harbhajan Singh, he decided to give the ball to Joginder Singh, the rookie.

Giving Joginder Sharma the 2007 T20 WC final over

Dhoni gave a poetic ending to the IPL 2021 by leading CSK’s ‘Dad’s Army’ to victory. By defeating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the final, the ‘Dad’s Army’ outwitted everyone with their oodles of experience.

MS Dhoni as captain took the ‘Dad’s Army’ to victory

HitMan’s bolting rise as the open only started when in 2013 he was selected as an opener in the ICC Champions Trophy. Since he had never played this role before, a lot of speculations were made about Dhoni’s this decision.

The jib: Rohit Sharma as an opener

While chasing the 275 target India seemed to be in trouble as they had lost already three wickets at about 111 runs. Considering the fact that knew how to play  Murlidharan Dhoni promoted himself up the batting order and came to bat in place of the in-form Yuvraj Singh. Dhoni scored a match-winning knock of 91.

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