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Indian cricket: India's 'most successful' player Mahendra Singh Dhoni retires, 10 unique decisions as captain

Indian cricketer and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has retired from international cricket on Saturday. He made the announcement while posting a message in his social media account. 

Dhoni, the most successful captain of Indian cricket, wrote on Instagram, "Thank you for your love and support. I have retired today (Saturday) at 7.29 pm."

With the announcement of his retirement, Dhoni's magical era in Indian cricket, which has been going on for 15-16 years, has come to an end, BBC Hindi has written.

Despite retiring, he will play for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL this season, BBC Hindi has reported.

There is no trophy for Mahendra Singh Dhoni who announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday.

He has won the World Cup and Champions Trophy in 50 overs and the World T20, IPL and Champions League in 20 overs.

He has also led the Indian cricket team to the number one position in Test matches.

Let's take a look at 10 unique decisions of Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian cricket team who has succeeded in making a new history in cricket.

1. Made Joginder a hero

If Dhoni had not forced Joginder Sharma to bowl in the last over of the 2007 World Twenty20, the world would not have known that he was a member of the winning team.

Pakistan needed 13 runs in the last over of the final while India needed just one wicket.

But at the crease was Misbah-ul-Hal who was in good rhythm. At such a crucial time, Dhoni replaced the veteran Harbhajan Singh with Joginder.

And he took Misbah's wicket in the third ball of the over and made Dhoni's move memorable forever.

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2. Force out

Pakistan and India drew in the league stage of the 2007 World Twenty20.

Then the decision will be made from the ball out. Pakistan chose their own bowlers.

Apart from Harbhajan Singh, Dhoni also took the help of Virender Sehwag and Robin Uthappa and won the game.

3. Dhoni's six and India's victory

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Who can forget the six that Dhoni hit with the ball of Kulasekara in the 2011 World Cup final?

Dhoni, who made India the world champions in cricket after 28 years, scored an unbeaten 91 in the final.

Dhoni had not scored many runs in the previous games.

However, Yuvraj Singh, who was in a good rhythm in the final, was replaced by himself in the fifth position.

Gautam, who was playing with his left hand at the crease at the time, was serious and Dhoni wanted to maintain the balance between right and left handed batsmen.

Next, Dhoni believed he could easily score runs ahead of the Sri Lankan spinners. What Dhoni thought happened.

4. Bet on Yuvraj

Yuvraj Singh is known as a batsman. But in the 2011 World Cup, Dhoni used him as a bowler.

Yuvraj took 15 wickets in 9 overs off 75 balls.

He took two wickets each in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final.

5. The use of Ashwin-Raina

In the 2011 World Cup, Dhoni did not make Suresh Raina and R Ashwin public in the opening matches and included them in the knockout stage.

Ashwin played only two games in the tournament, one of which was the quarter-final against Australia. In this game, Dhoni started the ball from Ashwin.

Taking two wickets, he broke the rhythm of Australia.

Suresh Raina also contributed to India's victory by scoring an unbeaten 34 against Australia. He also scored an unbeaten 36 runs in the semi-final against Pakistan.

6. Nehra on target

Ashish Nehra was not effective in the opening games of the 2011 World Cup. But in the semi-final match against Pakistan, Dhoni gave him a chance.

He also replaced Ashwin, who had a stellar performance against Australia. Dhoni's move was also successful.

Giving 33 runs in just 10 overs, he took two wickets to help India reach the final.

7. Trust in young players

In the 2008 Tri-Series in Australia, Dhoni called on the selectors to select young players.

He understood that older players on the big field could not stop the run.

Dhoni was heavily criticized for this. But because of that decision, India won the Tri-Series for the first time in Australia.

The role of young players like Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma and Praveen Kumar was important in the competition.

8. Belief in Ishant

The final of the ICC Champions Trophy in England in 2013 was limited to 20 overs due to rain.

India gave England a target of 130 runs to win.

Morgan and Bopara's brilliant performances led England to victory.

He needed 28 runs in the last three overs. In such a situation, Dhoni gave a chance to Ishant Sharma who is giving the most runs.

That decision was surprising but Ishant bowled both the batsmen in the same over and shattered England's dream of victory.

9. Rohit's fate changed

Rohit, who has been playing in the middle, was not able to display his talent for a long time.

Dhoni promoted him as an opener in the ODIs.

As an opener, Sharma emerged as one of the most successful batsmen in international cricket.

10. All bets successful

Apart from the Indian cricket team, Dhoni also made the Chennai Super Kings the most successful team in the IPL.

At the time, it was reported that the team's investor, N Srinivasan, had refused to sign a player to the team despite his wishes.


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