New Delhi: World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday completed 15 years in international cricket.
Dhoni made his debut in the international cricket on this day in 2004 against Bangladesh but was run out on a duck. Although he did not witness a good start to his international career, Dhoni did go on to amass 17,266 runs across all formats for India.
Dhoni, who is hailed as the best finisher in the world by many, has brought many laurels to the country. He led the team in ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and finished the match in style to help India lift the coveted trophy, last won in 1983.
Under the leadership of the 38-year-old, India also lifted the ICC World T20 title and the Champions Trophy in 2013. India lifted the inaugural edition of the ICC World T20 in 2007 after defeating arch-rivals Pakistan by five runs.
However, Dhoni has not stepped out on the field for the team since suffering the semi-final exit in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Here's how Twitter reacted to Dhoni completing 15 years in the game:
OnThisDay, in 2004
Dhoni scored a golden duck in his debut, After that he never looked back
And he took Just 38 INNINGS to become NO1 PLAYER IN ICC RANKING
— DHONIsm™ ❤️ (@DHONIism) December 23, 2019
A man came and inspired millions of peoples and still inspiring this younger generation.Received loads of Criticism but only spoke thru his performances and kept his calmness throughout his carrer.Congrats @msdhoni bhai on completing 15 yrs. #15YearsOfDhonism pic.twitter.com/wTpgZJYvPe
— Prashant Pareek (@prashant_7_) December 23, 2019
└ MS Dhoni
└ Potential replacements
└⚠ Folder empty
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) December 23, 2019
Matches : 538
Not Outs : 142 ⚔️
Runs : 17266
Average : 44.95
Hundreds : 16
Fifties : 108
Fours : 1486️
Sixes : 359
Dismissals : 829
Catches : 634
Stumpings : 195
ICC Trophies : 3
IPL Trophies : 3
CLT20 Trophies : 2️️#15YearsOfDhonism #MSDhoni pic.twitter.com/9DsEAfGi9o
— DREAM11 EXPERT AMIT (@DREAM11EXPERTAM) December 23, 2019
— Gyanu Bhattarai (@iamgb007) December 23, 2019
— Pranjal™ ❤️ (@Offl_MSDian) December 22, 2019
With inputs from ANI.
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