Dhoni at Wimbledon on his Birthday
Dhoni Watching Wimbledon: MS Dhoni is the only captain in the history of the game to have won three ICC trophies – T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup and Champions Trophy. It was under Dhoni’s leadership that India rose to the number one position in both the Test and ODI formats of the game.
MS Dhoni is synonymous with shrewd on-field tactics and calm demeanor. An absolute crowd puller and a fan-favorite in Chennai, Dhoni may have ended his illustrious international career, but his charisma and prominence still prevail. The former India captain celebrated his 41st birthday in style as he enjoyed the tennis action at Wimbledon 2022. Dhoni, who sported a gray blazer and black ensembles, was pictured among the star-studded crowd of London.
Wimbledon took to Twitter to share a widely circulated picture of Dhoni, who turned 41 on July 7 (Thursday). “An Indian icon is watching over India,” it read. Four-time champion Chennai Super Kings wrote, “Yellow all! Watching!” Apart from this, batting icon Sunil Gavaskar was also seen in the stands.
Dhoni is the only captain in the history of the game to have won three ICC trophies – T20 World Cup (2007), ODI World Cup (2011) and Champions Trophy (2013). It was under Dhoni’s leadership that India rose to the number one position in both the Test and ODI formats of the game.
Dhoni Watching Wimbledon
His captaincy magic began in 2007 when he led a young Indian to victory in the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa. He went on to become one of the most decorated captains of the game.
Under Dhoni’s leadership, India won 41 Test matches out of 72, 110 ODIs out of 200 and 27 T20I matches out of 60. On the batting front, he scored 17,226 runs in his international career spanning from 2004 to 2019. Two years ago, he wrapped up his stellar spell with India, his final appearance in the blue jersey as the team’s semi-final exit at the 2019 World Cup.
Dhoni was last seen in action during the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League. He stepped down as India’s all-format captain in 2017 but remains the backbone of Chennai Super Kings as a leader. He returned as the captain of the franchise after Ravindra Jadeja stepped down. The left-arm all-rounder was appointed the leader after Dhoni quit the job just two days before the start of IPL 2022.
The Chennai team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second time – finishing ninth in the expanded 10-team competition. But Dhoni put an end to the speculations of participating in the lucrative T20 league next season.
Thala said he would “definitely” play in the IPL next year as not doing so would be “inappropriate” for the city after which Chennai Super Kings are named.
“Definitely, I will play next year. It would be unfair to say no to Chennai, for not playing in Chennai. It will not bode well for CSK fans,” Dhoni said at the toss during the final match of the season against Rajasthan Royals. “Whether or not 2023 will be my last year is something we’ll have to see.”