MS Dhoni - A leader in Testing Times: The highs and lows

Updated: Jul 06, 2020, 08:35 | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement after the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Melbourne on December 30, 2014. Australia beat India in the series with one Test remaining. Virat Kohli will take over the reigns

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    Having led India in 60 matches, MS Dhoni ranks 6th in list of players to have captained a side.

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    India has won 27, lost 19 and drawn 15 of the 60 Tests MS Dhoni has led the team in.

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    MS Dhoni, who is also the team's wicket-keeper, took over as Test skipper in 2008 after a successful spell captaining the one-day and T20 sides.

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    Under Dhoni, India’s only notable Test wins away from home have come in South Africa and New Zealand – one each. India beat West Indies in the Caribbean once, but even that was a laboured effort. India have won just six away Tests out of the 30 that Dhoni has captained

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    Dhoni has played 90 Tests and scored 4876 runs at an average of 38.09

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    Under Dhoni's captaincy, India became the No.1 Test team and retained the ranking for 18 months starting December 2009.

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    Mahendra Singh Dhoni broke the world record for the most number of stumpings in international cricket after he effected his 134th dismissals during the third Test against Australia in Melbourne. He surpassed Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara when he stumped Mitchell Johnson off the bowling of off-spinner R Ashwin for his world record dismissal. He reached the landmark in his 460th innings while Sangakkara has 133 stumpings from 485 innings.

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    Post the World Cup win in 2011, India lost eight straight Tests away from home. This put Dhoni the captain under immense pressure, which was accentuated by a 2-1 home series loss to England in 2012-13, the first time India had lost at home in more than eight years.

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    Dhoni was the 31st captain of India in Tests and is the most successful Indian Test skipper.

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    In batting, he averaged 40.63 as captain, and totalled 3454 runs. He had hit five centuries as captain.

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    Dhoni holds the record for highest Test score by an Indian captain - 224 (Vs Australia in 2013). His 224 is also the highest by a Test wicketkeeper-captain in history.

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    Nicknamed 'Captain Cool' for his calm demeanour in the face of challenging situations, MSD will continue to lead India in ODIs and T20s.

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As Mahendra Singh Dhoni is all set to celebrate his 39th birthday on July 7, 2020, we take a look at the ups and downs experienced by one of India's most successful Test skippers during his journey