Ever since our dynamic and vibrant, energetic captain MS Dhoni has taken over as the skipper of team India, we have seen team India scaling new heights. He has already got one t20 and one ODI world cup under his belt. Apart from the above, Champions trophy forms another feather in his sparkling cap. He is the one under whose guidance Team India remained at number one in test ranking for almost two years.

In a broader prospective, most of the fans of the game in this cricket mad country have seen a brilliant transformation of the entire Indian squad. The young Indian players now face any challenge in a much more confident and aggressive manner. Gone are the days when we used to fear pace bowling, and rather we have moved forward in developing pace bowlers ourselves. Our boys no more accept sledging in any manner. Apparently, MSD has played a distinct positive role in infusing all this qualitative improvement and the fighting spirit among the squad.

MSD has now got the honor of winning most number of the ODIs as an Indian captain. Not only has he scaled this height, but it is interesting to note that while Azharuddin took 174 encounters to record victory in 90 of them, MSD took just 161 matches to record wins in 91 matches. Keep it up captain, for the whole world is waiting anxiously to see you grabbing another world cup next year. Also, many of his followers strongly believe that perhaps he will be having many more records to his credit (only second to Sachin Tendulkar) and will mark his unparalleled place in the history of international cricket. 

 

India’s most successful captains in ODIs:

 

No. 

Captain

Matches Played

Won

Lost

Tied

NR

1

MS Dhoni

162

91

57

4

10

2

Mohammad Azharuddin

174

90

76

2

6

3

Sourav Ganguly

147

76

66

0

5

4

Rahul Dravid

79

42

33

0

4

5

Kapil Dev

74

39

33

0

2

 *Stats are updated till 02 September, 2014