The sheer numbers that make Dhoni India's most successful captain

MS Dhoni became India’s most successful captain in ODIs when he led India to a nine-wicket win over England in Birmingham.

It was Dhoni’s 91st win as India’s captain and he surpassed Mohammad Azharuddin’s tally of 90 wins.

 The sheer numbers that make Dhoni Indias most successful captain

MS Dhoni became India’s most successful captain in ODIs when he led India to a nine-wicket win over England in Birmingham. PTI

This statistical dossier will give you every detail about MS Dhoni in his time as skipper of the Indian team.

The following table lists India’s most successful captains (in terms of wins) in ODIs. Dhoni also has the highest win-percentage.

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The following tables give break-up of Dhoni’s performance as captain on various parameters.

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Even though Dhoni’s captaincy in Tests has come under severe criticism of late, he has led India to most wins in Test matches and has the highest win-percentage among most successful Indian captains (albeit inflated due to wins at home).

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And he has also most wins against his name as India’s captain in the shortest form of the game, that is, Twenty20 Internationals.

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Dhoni thus holds the unique distinction of leading India to most wins across all THREE formats – Tests, ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals. There have been a few captains who have led their respective sides to most wins in two formats, but no one has done so in all three formats. Dhoni is the only one to have done so.

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Updated Date: Sep 05, 2014 08:14:26 IST