During his playing days, MS Dhoni had his own way of leading the team. The former skipper was a bit unconventional with his wicket-keeping, batting as well as his captaincy. But his instinctive moves and firm decision-making gave India some memorable wins during his leadership. Although there was a period when he was criticized for his decisions on the field and team selection, Dhoni always backed his instincts and stood firm.
The former Chennai Super Kings captain might have fumbled in his decision making on some occasions which may not have brought the desired results at times, his tactical thinking has also yielded positive results. The Jharkhand born didn’t hesitate to try new tactics which might have surprised everyone initially but brought positive outcomes for Team India.
This is the reason why he won many games and trophies not only for India but even for his IPL franchise.
In this article, we are about to discuss 5 bold decisions taken by MS Dhoni as a captain.
Opting to bowl Joginder Sharma in World T20 final against Pakistan in 2007:
This decision would have confused many initially but it won India the game as well the tournament by five runs. Pakistan needed 13 runs in the last over chasing 158. Misbah-ul-Haq was on a roll and it looked he might take Pakistan home when the right-handed batter hit Joginder Sharma for a big six while facing the second ball of the last over.
Besides, that changed the scenario and the equation came down to six required from four deliveries. The medium-pacer got rid of Misbah when he aimed the fine leg while trying to play the scoop over the short fine leg fielder. Joginder Sharma had also taken another important wicket of Younis Khan in that game.
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