MS Dhoni’s achievement as a cricketer is surreal, to say the least. In particular, he has etched his name in the history books as one of India’s finest leaders.
Dhoni is the only skipper in the history of cricket to have won all the three ICC trophies – 2007 World T20, 2011 Cricket World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy. The veteran wicketkeeper has also led India to the pinnacle in Test cricket while he has captained Chennai Super Kings to three IPL titles and two Champions League trophies.
Therefore, picking the best moments from Dhoni’s glittering career is a tough task. But the man himself on Wednesday (November 27) singled out the top two moments which are close to his heart.
"There are two incidents I would like to mention over here. So after the 2007 (T20) World Cup, we came back to India and had an open bus ride and we were standing at the Marine Drive (in Mumbai). It was jam-packed all around and people had come out of their cars," Dhoni quoted as saying by PTI.
"So, I felt good after seeing the smile on everyone's face. Because, there could have been so many people in the crowd, who might have missed their flights, perhaps they were going for important work. The kind of reception, we got, the entire Marine Drive was full from one end to other," he added.
Speaking about the second big moment, the legendary cricketer said: "And the second instance I would say the 2011 World Cup final, in that match when 15-20 runs were required, the way all the spectators started chanting Vande Mataram' at the Wankhede Stadium.
"These are two moments, I think, it will be very difficult to replicate them. Those are the two moments that are very close to my heart," he continued.
Dhoni is currently out of action from competitive cricket. He has last played for India in the World Cup 2019 semi-final against New Zealand. The 38-year-old, who missed India’s last three limited-overs series, has not been named in the squad for the upcoming ODI and T20I series against West Indies at home.