Neither ghost nor future… Dhoni was really lucky, today is no less than a birthday for Mahi!


New Delhi: It was on this day that Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the 2013 Champions Trophy and thus became the captain of the history of cricket. Neither Ricky Ponting could do this nor would anyone be able to do it further because the ICC has now stopped organizing the Champions Trophy. This record is enough to immortalize Dhoni’s captaincy legacy. Today is no less than a birthday for Dhoni!

Only captain to win all three ICC trophies

Under Dhoni’s leadership, India won the T20 World Cup in 2007, the ODI World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013. Despite his retirement from international cricket, he continues to play in the IPL. 9 years ago i.e. on 23 June 2020, defeating the host England in his own house is really commendable. The match was reduced to 20 overs due to rain. Chasing the target of 130 runs for victory, England’s team could only score 124 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs.

bowlers were the heroes of victory
For India, pacers Ishant Sharma, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took 2-2 wickets, while for England, Eoin Morgan scored 33 and Ravi Bopara scored 30 runs. Jadeja was declared man of the match and Shikhar Dhawan was declared man of the series. In the last over, England needed 15 runs to win. 9 runs in first 5 balls. 6 runs were to be scored to win off the last ball, but Treadwell could not score any run on this ball of Ashwin and his team lost the match by 5 runs.

India scored 129 for 7 wickets
Earlier, after winning the toss, the decision of bowling was proved right by the English bowlers. For India, Virat Kohli scored the highest 43 and Jadeja played an unbeaten innings of 33 runs. Shikhar Dhawan, the top scorer of the tournament, scored 31 runs. At one point, India’s 5 wickets had fallen for just 66 runs, but after this, Kohli and Jadeja together added 47 runs for the sixth wicket to get India out of trouble to some extent and in the end Team India lost 7 wickets in 20 overs. Managed to score 129 runs.