MS Dhoni who has been the leader of Chennai Super Kings franchise for all the 14 IPL seasons, today announced his decision to step down from captaincy and pass on the baton to Ravindra Jadeja just 2 days before the start of IPL 2022. This decision has come as a surprise and shocking move for cricket fans all around the world. Ravindra Jadeja will just be the 3rd player to captain CSK in IPL.
Here in this article we will have a look at some of incredible stats of MS Dhoni as captain for CSK:
3 – MS Dhoni had a glorious period from 2010-2011 by winning 3 consecutive T20 trophies (2010 IPL, 2010 CL T20 & 2011 IPL). He was the first Indian player to win IPL trophy during 2010 and first captain to win two consecutive IPL trophies in 2010 & 2011.
4 – MS Dhoni in his last match as captain won the fourth IPL trophy for CSK. Interestingly, Dhoni started his captaincy career by winning T20 WC 2007 and ended by winning IPL 2021 title.
6 – MS Dhoni as captain has won 6 trophies for CSK franchise (2010 IPL, 2010 CL T20, 2011 IPL, 2014 CL T20, 2018 IPL & 2021 IPL), which is joint-most with Rohit Sharma. Overall, Dhoni as captain won 8 T20 finals.
11 – MS Dhoni led CSK franchise to Playoffs (or) semi-finals as captain in 11 out of 12 IPL seasons which no other captain has achieved. It is on 9 out of 11 times CSK has been in the IPL finals.
59.60% – MS Dhoni has a win ratio of 59.60 as captain in IPL (Only Rohit Sharma has better slightly better win % currently).
300 – MS Dhoni is the only player to play 300 T20 matches as captain. Dhoni is the only player to play more than 200 IPL matches and win 100 IPL matches as captain.
4000 – MS Dhoni is the first player to smash more than 4000 runs as captain in IPL