Sunday, 29 May 2011

DHONI- The Trophy Man!

Mahendra singh dhoni......well the name dhoni itself nowadays is mentioned along with a tournament victory. Phew... Its a Dhoni overdose in cricket right now. It seems the captain cool was born to lift trophies and mind you trophies of world stature. A world T20 victory in his first captaincy assignment, commonwealth bank series in Australia, Asia Cup, IPL 2010, IPL 2011, Champions league and the biggest prize of world cricket- The ICC cricket world cup. Really you name it and dhoni has won it. And the fact that he is still unbeaten in a bilateral test series.It seems as if he loses only those matches which he does n't want to win. While you can argue that even Aussie captain Ricky Ponting used to win everything that he came across but then he did it with the same bunch of match winner guys and when they retired, the victories went away. But dhoni has done it with different set of players. We all know India's Test, ODI and T20 squads are pretty different from each other and he has led Chennai Super Kings to IPL finals 3 times and has won it twice. He is turning the Chennai super kings into the Man U of EPL.Many say that he has the goddess of luck with him all the time but I really can't see the point in giving luck the credit for so many tournament victories. He is a performer and a big match player. He has got nerves and he showed it in the world cup final. And his captaincy, well what can I say its just amazing how he can handle so much pressure with a smile on his face. He never loses his cool and shows immense faith in even the most inexperienced player in the side. We saw it when he gave that last over to Joginder sharma instead of the tried and tested bhajji in the T20 world cup final. He has already made India the world champions in limited overs cricket and the no. 1 side in test cricket. Surely India seem to have found their leader under whom India can scale greater heights in cricket, possibly becoming the next Australia in cricket. Hats off to DHONI....

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