On This Day in 2013: MS Dhoni becomes first captain to win all ICC trophies

Updated: 23 June, 2020 15:52 IST | IANS | Birmingham

MS Dhoni became the first ever cricketer to bag all ICC trophies in 2013. Take a look at how it all unfolded

Mahendra Sing Dhoni arrives for a photocall at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England on June 22, 2013, a day ahead of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy Final cricket match between England and India. Picture Courtesy/ AFP
Mahendra Sing Dhoni arrives for a photocall at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England on June 22, 2013, a day ahead of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy Final cricket match between England and India. Picture Courtesy/ AFP

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketing minds of the modern-day game. A handful can rival his achievements as captain and it was on this day that the legendary former India skipper completed his hattrick of ICC titles defying all odds as he led the team to the Champions Trophy title.

Dhoni led India superbly to become the first captain in the world to have won all ICC trophies here seven years ago on June 23 as his wards beat hosts England by five runs in a rain-curtailed 20-over ICC Champions Trophy ODI final.

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It all started in 2007 when a long-haired Dhoni from the eastern trenches of Ranchi led a fairly young Indian side to the inaugural World T20 title in South Africa, beating arch-rivals Pakistan in gut-wrenching fashion.

Dhoni's stock as a leader started taking shape after that win as he went on to lead India to the 2011 ODI World Cup, which is arguably his greatest moment as skipper. He is known to have a cool head on his shoulders and on that day in April 2, 2011, Dhoni's six off Nuwan Kulasekara to clinch the World Cup will forever be etched in public's memory.

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MS Dhoni has been on a sabbatical since the 2019 World Cup where India lost to New Zealand in the semifinals under Virat Kohli's leadership. There has been a lot of talk whether the wicketkeeper-batsman will return to the Indian team or not with the T20 World Cup, to be held later this year in Australia, now in doubt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But his name will forever be etched in the minds of cricket fans across the world for being a top-class leader.

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    MS Dhoni and his wife Sakshi Dhoni welcomed their daughter Ziva into the world on February 6, 2015.

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    In picture: MS Dhoni and Sakshi pose for the shutterbugs along with their daughter Ziva

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    In picture: Ziva Dhoni during the winter holidays at her 'naani's' place in Dehradun

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    In picture: Ziva with mom Sakshi Dhoni caught in a candid moment at Edgbaston Cricket Ground during the 2019 World Cup

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    Daddy cool, daughter cooler! MS Dhoni and his daughter look dapper together as they sport jackets and shades

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    Sakshi Dhoni loves to click selfies with little Ziva. Here they look like the perfect mother-duo showing off the same expression

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    Sakshi Dhoni shared this adorable selfie with Ziva as you can see the mom pouting away. She captioned it as, 'My fav'

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    In picture: MS Dhoni with Sakshi Dhoni with Ziva Dhoni during their trip to Dehradun

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    Sakshi Dhoni shared this picture with her little princess Ziva after her 1st Annual Day at school

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    Sakshi Dhoni shared this adorable, candid picture of Ziva and MS Dhoni on the latter's birthday. Did Ziva want a bit off cake from dad MS Dhoni's face?

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    In picture: MS Dhoni, Sakshi and Ziva enjoy some family time on the dinner table at home

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    Sakshi Dhoni and Ziva in a perfect selfie - Like mother, like daughter!

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    In picture: Sakshi Dhoni with daughter Ziva during one of their holidays

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    Mahendra Singh Dhoni shared this photo with Ziva during a flight and boy does she know how to pose for the camera!

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    In picture: What is MS Dhoni teaching Ziva here?

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    MS Dhoni seems to be entertaining his little one Ziva with a lullaby here.

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    In picture: Sakshi Dhoni and Ziva on their way to Gangodara

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    In picture: Wonder who is cooler? Daddy Dhoni or his princess Ziva

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    In picture: MS Dhoni, Sakshi Dhoni and Ziva with her grandparents

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    Sakshi Dhoni shared this picture of a very young Ziva with her grandmother

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    In picture: Ziva Dhoni is in whistle podu mode

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    In picture: Ziva is totally daddy's little girl

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    In picture: MS Dhoni relaxing and enjoying a bite with Ziva at home

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    Sakshi Dhoni shared this photo of Ziva and captioned it: Oh my sleeping child the worlds so wild...but you've built your own paradise

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    Ziva Dhoni seems to be all set for dinner time during a flight

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    Ziva Dhoni pictured with her grand aunt. She is the apple of her eye

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    When it comes to her grandparents, Ziva Dhoni is truly the centre of attention

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    Sakshi Dhoni shared this photo of Ziva and wrote: Thank you guys for an awesome photo shoot @shipraamitphoto! You guys are the best in India!

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    MS Dhoni's close friend and Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput playing with Ziva

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    In picture: Ziva Dhoni is all ready to get her pout right in this selfie

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    In picture: Ziva Dhoni with Shikhar Dhawan's son Zoravar

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    In picture: Ziva Dhoni waves the Indian tricolour

First Published: 23 June, 2020 14:34 IST

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