MS Dhoni retires: From 183 not out to game-changing move in 2011 World Cup, five moments that define MSD’s legacy
Upon his decision to hang up his boots and retire from international cricket, five writers from Firstpost.com write about their favourite MS Dhoni moment.
Rohit may not have been in the best of form, but his leadership skills led Mumbai Indians to their third title win, which will give him momentum in the Champions Trophy as well.
Champions Trophy 2013, which was the first time India won the final of the 'Mini World Cup', will be remembered by many as Shikhar Dhawan’s tournament.
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A look at how the DRS was used in the Champions Trophy.
In the latest edition of SportsTalk, veteran cricket writer Ayaz Memon, who is just back from England, spoke about India's triumph and put the spotlight on Dhawan and Jadeja.
The 40-year-old former cricketer also lauded India's fielding during the eight-nation one-day tournament, which was held for the last time.
Dhoni was named as the captain after he led his side to victory in the final, thus becoming the first captain in the history of the game to lift all three major ICC trophies.
For the 31-year-old Dhoni, winning the Champions Trophy completed a remarkable cycle of triumphs which started with the T20 World Cup in 2007. India also won the 2011 ODI World Cup under his leadership.
Ravindra Jadeja is now the third ranked international bowler in one-day cricket, while India have opened a big gap at the top of the team rankings.
Laxman also lavished praise on skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for keeping the focus on the tournament despite disturbing developments back home.
Many will say MS Dhoni was the genius captain who psychologically outwitted England, but no one can really buy that
Off-spinner R Ashwin, whose miserly figures of two for 15 in four overs tightening the noose around English batsmen, said the victory belonged to every Indian cricket fan.
Each player in the team will be awarded a cash prize of Rs one crore while the each member of the support staff will be richer by Rs 30 lakh.
Dalmiya praised the team for going unbeaten in the tournament and said it was an exceptional performance.
Jadeja is the top wicket-taker in the recently concluded competition - his tally is an Indian record in the ICC Champions Trophy, while Shikhar Dhawan, with 363 runs (average 90.75) in five matches also set a record for the highest run-aggregate for India.
England captain Alastair Cook said Ian Bell's dismissal in the ninth over was a poor umpiring decision which finally proved to be the turning point of the match for the hosts.
India clinched the ICC Champions Trophy with a nerve-wracking five-run victory over hosts England in a rain-hit final. Check out pictures of team India celebrating their with Virat Kohli at the forefront.
: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that beating England with a target of 130 was a very difficult task. "This means a lot," he said, "to beat England in a 130-odd game was very difficult."