Former India cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh have hit out at controversial former coach Greg Chappell over his claim that he had a key role to play in MS Dhoni's development as the world's best finisher.
Former India wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel does not find himself unlucky to have played in the same era as MS Dhoni. According to Patel, he got a chance to play for India before Dhoni, but did not take his opportunities while the latter grabbed his chances with both hands. Patel made his debut in 2002 while Dhoni entered the international scene a couple of years later.
One of the biggest masterstrokes in the World Cup till date has been MS Dhoni promoting himself ahead of the in-form Yuvraj Singh in the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Chasing 275, India were in trouble at 114 for 3 when Virat Kohli was dismissed for 35. Everyone expected Yuvraj to walk in, but it was skipper Dhoni who emerged from the Indian dressing room.
Thursday, April 2 marks the ninth anniversary of India's 2011 World Cup triumph. On the occasion, a renowned website tweeted about the famous MS Dhoni six that won India the coveted trophy after 28 years.
India's 2011 World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni has been named as the captain of the ODI team of the decade, a list compiled by Cricket Australia. As many as Indians are part of the 11-member squad. While Dhoni has been named skipper and wicket-keeper, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are the other Indians in the team.
Gautam Gambhir has once again taken a dig at former India captain MS Dhoni by indirectly blaming him for not getting a hundred in the 2011 World Cup final. Gambhir was the top scorer for India in the World Cup 2011 final. But, on 97, he charged down the pitch to Thisara Perera, and was clean bowled playing a rash shot.