Last Update on: July 7th, 2021 at 01:19 pm
It’s MS Dhoni’s birthday today and what better occasion than today to relieve some of the greatest moves that the former World Cup-winning skipper pulled off during his decorated international career.
MS Dhoni will go down in history as one of the shrewdest captains that this beautiful game has ever seen. His ability to gauge the match situation and immense belief in his instincts was something that left everyone including his detractors in absolute awe.
And, so, on the occasion of MSD’s 40th birthday, the official Twitter account of the International Cricket Council [ICC], has shared a video compilation of some of his greatest-ever moves on a cricket field.
The video starts with that epic 2007 ICC WT20 final where Dhoni gave the final over to a little-known Joginder Sharma when Pakistan needed just 13 runs to win the title.
The move at first looked like a big gamble and once Misbah-ul-Haq hammered the medium-pacer down the ground to bring the equation down to 6 off just 4 balls, it looked like MS Dhoni had made a blunder.
However, as fate would have it, Misbah went for the ill-fated scoop and holed out at fine-leg to give India the world title.
The video also includes the epic 2016 T20 World Cup encounter against Bangladesh where Dhoni removed his glove and ran like Usain Bolt to run out the batter and give India a barely believable 2-run win.
In the same tournament, Dhoni gave Virat Kohli an over against the mighty West Indies in the semi-finals and once again the move proved to be a masterstroke as the latter dismissed swashbuckling batter, Johnson Charles.
The video is capped off by possibly the greatest-ever move by MS Dhoni in his celebrated career, where he promoted himself ahead of an in-form Yuvraj Singh in the 2011 World Cup final and smashed an unbeaten 91 to lead India to title glory after 28 years.
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Watch the video here-
There’s a reason they call him Captain Cool 😎
On his birthday, relive some of MS Dhoni’s greatest calls as @BCCI skipper 👨✈ pic.twitter.com/8nK5hvTuWM
— ICC (@ICC) July 7, 2021