MS Dhoni's Mantra, He Followed Ahead His ODI Debut
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Watch: MS Dhoni’s Mantra, He Followed Ahead His ODI Debut

23rd December can be marked as an important day in India’s history, as the Indian team found one of the best captains on this day. Today, in the ODI series, MS Dhoni made the debut in the Indian team against Bangladesh in 2004. The former Indian captain has completed 15 years in the cricket business but his contributions are unforgettable and uncountable.

Former Indian captain Dhoni, who has been labelled as the ” Captain Cool”, has never been spotted in tension during the game, he calmly handles every situation. For every new player, his debut game is crucial as it builds further opportunities. The debutant is always under pressure to prove his worth. But it didn’t go with MS Dhoni, who reminds how calm he was a night before his debut.

I was not under a lot of pressure – MS Dhoni

He opined that he had slept very well and didn’t take the pressure. Dhoni only told himself to play the game and express himself in the pitch.

“I slept very well, I still remember that day. I was not under a lot of pressure, I just wanted to be myself. What I told myself was that I have done really well in all the matches that I have played so far for my state team and India A team that I represented. I have to be myself whatever the situation may be. I have to go in and be expressive on the field,” said Dhoni.

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However, Dhoni was run-out on his debut, scoring zero runs. But it was just his start of the journey who went on impressing with his crucial knocks.

“It didn’t really go my way. I got run out on the very first delivery that I played. It’s part and parcel that I had to accept. It was unfortunate that I got out without even scoring 1 run so I was more disappointed about that but still it was a memorable day for me,” Dhoni added.

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He has given three ICC trophies to the Indian team – ICC World T20 2007, ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013. MS Dhoni has played 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is in his cricket career. Currently, Dhoni hasn’t played a match after the disheartening semi-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

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