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It is the 7th of July, the Birthday of one of the most successful captains in the history of Indian Cricket, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The 34-year old Ranchi born wicket keeper has lifted the Men in Blue to glory on more than one occasion.

He has won every major ICC tournament as a skipper of the India side and in the process, has established himself as one of the most intelligent captains of all time.

He has an acute understanding of the game, and is more often than not, a step ahead of his opponents. He comes up with innovative plans to help his side gain advantage and has in the past shown how his decision making can be spot-on more often than not.

In his decade of service to Indian cricket, he produced moments of brilliance on the field not only with the bat but also as a skipper.

So on his birthday, let’s take a look at 5 occasions that prove that MSD is the smartest skipper that Indian cricket has had in its history:

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