As India's Most Loved Captain MS Dhoni Turns 36 Let's Have A Look At His Achievements

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| July 7 , 2017 , 13:44 IST

Over the last decade, Indian cricket has transformed in a big way and it's the birthday boy from Ranchi who deserves the credit. Yes we are talking about India's most loved captain and cricketer MS Dhoni.

Dhoni has achieved great heights in his career and has a long list of achievements under his belt but the thing that makes him special is his humility. Dhoni is known for his cool and calm attitude which gave him the tag of the captain cool of the Indian Cricket Team.

December 2, 2005: Debut against Sri Lanka in Chennai. Makes 30 off 54 balls

December 12, 2005: Scores his first Test fifty (51 not out off 51 balls) at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.

January 26, 2006: With India in trouble at 281 for five, in reply to Pakistan's 588, Dhoni smashes 148 (153 b) to help his team post 603. The Test is drawn.

September 24, 2007: India win the inaugural World Twenty20 by beating Pakistan in an absolute humdinger in Johannesburg. Dhoni is an overnight sensation once more and the landscape of T20 cricket is changed forever.

November 15, 2007: First ODI series win for Dhoni as captain, as India beat Pakistan by six wickets in Gwalior to take the lead 3-1 in the best-of-five series.

March 4, 2008: A momentous occasion for India as they win their first ODI series in Australia. The landmark comes in the second final of the CB Series, which India win by nine runs to make it 2-0.

April 11, 2008: Leads in a Test for the first time in Anil Kumble's absence. India beats South Africa inside three days at Kanpur.

October 21, 2008: In his second match as captain, Dhoni wins his first man-of-the-match award for his 92 and scores 68 not out in a 130-run win in the second Test against Australia at Mohali.

November 6, 2008: Takes charge as full-time skipper after Kumble's retirement. India beats Australia by 172 runs in Nagpur to win the series 2-0.

November 26, 2008: Dhoni's first 5-0 sweep of any team. Victory by six wickets in Cuttack whitewashes Kevin Pietersen's England.

December 23, 2008: In his first full series as captain, leads India to a 1-0 win over England.

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April 7, 2009; Becomes only the second Indian captain in 41 years to win a Test series in New Zealand.

December 6, 2009: Following a 2-0 series win over Sri Lanka, India becomes No.1 in the Test rankings for the first time. He scores an unbeaten 100 off 154 balls in a mammoth total of 726 for nine declared.

February 18, 2010: India retains its No.1 ranking with an innings win over South Africa at Eden Gardens. Dhoni scores 132 not out off 187 balls in India's 643 for six in series-levelling win.

June 24, 2010: India lift the Asia Cup under Dhoni, beating Sri Lanka by 81 runs in Dambulla.

April 2, 2011: India win the World Cup after 28 years, with the skipper hitting the winning runs with a six. Promoting himself up the order, Dhoni shrugs off his poor run in the tournament with the innings of his life: 91* off 79 balls.

February 24, 2013: Hits a rollicking maiden double-century (224) against Australia in Chennai. It is the highest score by an wicketkeeper-captain and the best by an Indian keeper. India wins the match.

March 5, 2013: Dhoni becomes India's most successful captain with 22 wins. An innings and 135 run win over Australia in Hyderabad takes hm past Sourav Ganguly's record of 21.

June 23, 2013: Dhoni marshals his troops superbly to lead India to a narrow five-run win in the final of the Champions Trophy over hosts England, thus becoming the first captain to hold all three of the ICC's major titles.

November 2, 2013: India beat Australia 3-2 at home with a victory in the seventh ODI in Bangalore, in which Rohit Sharma becomes the third male batsman to cross 200. Dhoni hits 62 off 38 balls.

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