Under Dhoni‘s captaincy, India won the 2007 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20, the Commonwealth Bank Series of 2007–08, the 2010 Asia Cup, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy respectively.
Dhoni‘s record in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is also impressive. He has led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to three IPL titles and two now-scrapped Champions League T20 trophies. The list of his achievements would use this entire column if I did not stop here.
But despite achieving unprecedented success, the 36-year-old always stays away from the spotlight once the action on the field comes to an end.
The veteran skipper always gives the winning trophies to his younger teammates and himself stands at a corner. The same scene was witnessed in the recently-concluded IPL too when he was busy playing with his daughter while his teammates were posing with the trophy.
Not surprisingly, he has been lauded in the past for his graciousness in victory, and his act of allowing youngsters in the team to hold aloft major trophies after victories.
Well, in a recent event, MS Dhoni revealed the reason behind the same.
“We all love the celebrations, but as captain, you’ve already spent 15 minutes’ overexposure with the trophy. So I let them take centre stage with the trophy!,” he said.
"We all love the celebrations, but as captain you've already spent 15 minutes' overexposure with the trophy. So I let them take centrestage with the trophy!"
– #Thala @msdhoni on why he quickly passes the trophy to the teammates. #whistlepodu 🦁💛🏆
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) June 11, 2018
Dhoni will be next seen in action when India tours Ireland for a two-T20I series. He was in stunning form in the IPL and will be keen to replicate that form for the national team too. He not only won games for his side almost single-handedly but it also reflected an unparalleled consistency.
The Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni finished the season with 455 runs to his name.
In addition, the senior campaigner also scored three fifties while smashing 24 fours and 30 sixes. It was his best season since 2013 when he had scored 461 runs in 18 games.