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India's Captain Cool turns 36

Published: 07th July 2017 11:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2017 12:33 PM  

December 23, 2004: Makes his ODI debut against Bangladesh in Chittagong. MS had the disastrous career debut imaginable as he got run out for 0 after facing one ball, in a match India win by 11 runs.
April 5, 2005: Blasts maiden ODI ton against Pakistan after getting promoted up the order to No 3 in Visakhapatnam. His 148 off 123 balls with 15 fours and four sixes, lead India to a unassailable 356/9.
October 31, 2005: Chasing a harsh target of 302 against Sri Lanka in Jaipur, a record-breaking 183* by the Jharkhand lad helps India triumph with six wickets and four overs to spare. This career best innings by Dhoni remains the highest score by a wicketkeeper batsman in ODI til date.
September 13, 2007: MS Dhoni becomes the Men In Blue's new T20 skipper. However, his first match in charge of India as skipper against Scotland in ICC World Twenty20 is washed out due to rain. Few could have predicted how India's tournament will pan out.
September 24, 2007: India becomes the inaugural World Twenty20 champions by beating Pakistan in a close fought final in Johannesburg, South Africa. The match is remembered as one of the classic clashes between the two Asian powerhouses and skipper Dhoni is the new sweetheart of Indian cricket fans.
September 29, 2007: The T20 World Cup glory brings the side's ODI captaincy to MS. Again the match is a wash out as Indian innings had just taken off, chasing a stiff target of 308 against Australia at Bengaluru. (Courtesy - Wallpaper Wide Free)
June 24, 2010: India lift the Asia Cup under Dhoni, beating hosts Sri Lanka by 81 runs in Dambulla. (Courtesy - NDTV Sports)
April 2, 2011: India's ODI World Cup win comes in the most dramatic way possible after 28 years, with the skipper hitting the winning runs with a six. He scored the his best innings of the tournament - 91* off 79 balls, with the Player of the Tournament Yuvraj Singh at the other end. (Courtesy - NDTV Sports)
October 25, 2011: After an embarrassing tour in the English soil, India give back touring England a taste of their own medicine with a 5-0 thrashing over Alastair Cook's team. Double glory for MS as he is selected the Player of the Series. (Courtesy - ESPN Cricinfo)
June 23, 2013: MS Dhoni becomes the first captain to hold all three ICC major titles as win the Champions Trophy, overcoming hosts England by a slender margin of five runs. (Courtesy - Khelnama)
March 6, 2016: Boosting the side's confidence ahead of the World Twenty20 , India best Bangladesh in the final of T20 Asia Cup Tournament. (Courtesy - NDTV Sports)
March 14, 2015: Dhoni leads from front with a unbeaten 85 off 76 deliveries against Zimbabwe to clinch victory by six wickets at Eden Park, and enter the quarter-finals of the tournament. The defending champions' campaign end in the hands of Australia, who went on to lift the cup, in their semi-final clash. (Courtesy - Newsnation)
January 4, 2017: Steps down from the captaincy of the ODI team for vice captain Virat Kohli, but remains available for selection for the upcoming England series. Mahendra Singh Dhoni continues to contribute not just behind the wickets and with the willow, but strategically as well by throwing himself behind the new skipper with his sharpness and understanding of the game whenever necessary. (Courtesy - Hindustan Times)
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