Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down as captain of the Indian Cricket team. However, he will be available for selection for ODIs & T20Is vs England. We look at some of his biggest achievements.
# MS Dhoni became the second world cup winning captain in India when he led his team against Sri Lanka in 2011. Before that Kapil Dev and his team had won the world cup in 1983. In 2003 Sourav Ganguly took India to the final but lost in finals.
# He is the first World T20 winning team’s captain. In 2007 in South Africa India beat Pakistan in the World T20 final.
# Under his captaincy, India held the numero uno position in Test ranking for 18 months.
# MS Dhoni is the only non-Australian captain who has led his team for more than 100 matches.
# In 2013 Champions Trophy Dhoni won the Champions Trophy which made all three ICC trophies in his kitty. In the Champions Trophy final, India defeated England by 5 runs.
# In 2008 and 2009 Dhoni was awarded the ICC Player of the Year trophy.
# In 2011, 2012 and 2013 under Dhoni's captaincy India was named as ICC team of the year.
# Dhoni had won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007.
# He has hit the max sixes by an ODI captain, Ponting comes in second. He also has the max T20 international wins under his belt as a captain.