Last Update on: April 21st, 2020 at 10:59 pm
Former West Indies batsman Ricardo Powell, on Tuesday, named MS Dhoni as the best captain of all time. In an exclusive chat with Cricket Addictor, the Caribbean star spoke on a range of topics from the game and also participated in a rapid-fire round where one of the question was to pick the best captain of all time.
In reply, Ricardo Powell thought for a few seconds before naming MS Dhoni. Well, the world has seen some really great captains over the years and it would not be wrong to say that MS Dhoni is one of them. Leading the most demanding nation in the game for nearly a decade just speaks volume of his captaincy.
MS Dhoni captained India in 331 matches, which is the most by any player across formats. He is also the only captain to lead an international team in 50 or more matches in each format.
The former India skipper is the only captain to win all three major ICC limited-over tournaments. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 World T20, the 2011 ODI World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy. He led India in six finals of limited-over tournaments involving five or more teams and India won four of them, which is the joint most by any captain for a team in limited-over internationals.
MS Dhoni led the team from the very front. He is one of the most decorated wicketkeeper-batsmen in the history of the game. With the bat, he has scored 10,723 ODI runs in the 296 innings with the help of 10 centuries and 72 half-centuries.
Unfortunately, MS Dhoni’s international future is currently in limbo. The 38-year old has not played a single competitive game since the end of the World Cup last year. The way things are unfolding at the moment, it won’t be very surprising if he does not earn a recall from the national team.