33.1 C
Kuwait City
September 16, 2019
Home » #12YearsOfCaptainDhoni Top Trend As Twitter Toasts Former India Skipper
NDTV International Sports

#12YearsOfCaptainDhoni Top Trend As Twitter Toasts Former India Skipper

MS Dhoni, arguably the most enigmatic cricketer of his generation, led the Indian cricket team for the first time on 13th September 2007. On that day, India faced Scotland in a Group D game but it was abandoned due to rain. Dhoni was chosen to captain India after three senior players – Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly – all decided to opt out of the first edition of the World T20. India had only played a single T20 international before the tournament but Dhoni’s team went on to become the first ever winners of the competition. He scored 154 runs in his six innings but it was his leadership that stood out.

MS Dhoni’s fans took to Twitter to share pictures and post messages with the hashtag “12YearsOfCaptainDhoni” and soon it became the number one trend in India. 

During his tenure as captain, MS Dhoni led India to victory in the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy.

However, in the recent times, Dhoni has often faced criticism for his poor form and ponderous style of batting. 

His impending retirement has been one of the most talked about topics in Indian cricket.

On Thursday, India’s chief selector MSK Prasad cleared the air about the matter.

“No update on MS Dhoni’s retirement, the news is incorrect,” MSK Prasad told media after announcing India’s Test squad for the three-match series against South Africa.

Dhoni took a sabbatical from cricket after India’s 50-over World Cup campaign ended in the semi-finals.

He missed the three-match T20I series against the West Indies and has not been included in the squad for the upcoming T20I series against a touring South Africa.

Dhoni last played a T20I for India in February 2019, against Australia in Bengaluru.

Source link
Click here to read more news from @ndtv

Related posts

Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx take on wrongful convictions, racism in 'Just Mercy'


GAC trains staff on procedures of land transport agreement

Gulf Times

RRB Group D Exam Candidate List Announced


This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Please spend a minute

Gulflance Poll

Which is worst social media?
Vote Now
Sign-up for exclusive content. Be up to date with Gulflance

You're currently offline