Achievements of ‘Thala’ on ODI, Test, T20I, IPL and World Cup debut
MS Dhoni made his debut on December 23, 2004 in an ODI in Bangladesh and from that point on he reached the greatness that changed cricket forever.
When a cricketer from the small town of Ranchi burst onto the scene of the Indian cricket team, it was seen as a once in a lifetime opportunity. No one had expected that one individual from a small town would hold the power to change the very face of Indian cricket. However, MS Dhoni was no ordinary man. Filled with passion and quiet determination, MS Dhoni continued to change the face of cricket forever. After a humble start, MS Dhoni changed the concept of the wicket beater in India. After assuming the post of captain, MS Dhoni became the epitome of greatness as he continued to make India a big place on the world stage. An ICC World T20 victory, an ICC World Cup victory after 28 years and that too at home and an ICC Champions Trophy to start in 2013. MS Dhoni also helped India become the first test team, in addition numerous Asian and IPL Cups as well as T20 Champions League trophies.
However, the journey to greatness began on December 23, 2004 during the ODI in Bangladesh. On the occasion of her 16 years of shining as MS Dhoni, it will be interesting to see what MS Dhoni has done on her debut in each format for India. What has been MS Dhoni’s contribution to the ODI, Test, T20I, IPL and World Cups and also as captain. Here’s a look at each of the times MS Dhoni has performed, hasn’t performed, and has underperformed in his 16-year career.