MS Dhoni is one of the finest and coolest captain Indian cricket team could ever had. He is known as best finisher whatever be the format of the game is. Recently, we had written about MS Dhoni Life History. This article is about MS Dhoni awards achievements records he got during his life history. MS career in cricket is full of hundreds of awards and achievements. He has also secured a big number of captaincy records. He is the only captain under whom captaincy Indian team had won all the major ICC titles including T20 world cup, ODI world cup, champions trophy. MS is one of the successful wicket-keeper.
MS Dhoni Awards Achievement & Captaincy Records List 2017
- MS also got Honorary doctorate degree by De Montfort University in August 2011.
- On 1st November 2011, Indian Territorial Army conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Dhoni. He is the second Indian player who had received this award. Kapil Dev was the first first one who got this achievement
- Dhoni was added as “Most influential people in the world list” in 2011 by Times magazine.
- In 2012, SportsPro rated MS Dhoni as 16th most marketable athlete in the world.
- MS Dhoni got LG People’s Choice Award in 2013.
- In 2015, Forbes ranked Dhoni at 23rd in the list of highest paid athletes in the world.
- Dhoni had struck the fastest century by any Indian wicket keeper in test against Pakistan while playing in Faisalabad.
- He has got record for holding most catches by any Indian in a match.
- MS has got record for most dismissals by any wicket keeper in test matches.
- MS scored 183 of just 145 balls against Sri-lanka which is the highest score by any batsman in the second inning. Later on, this record was broken down Shane Watson who scored 185 of 96 balls against Bangladesh.
- MS has got fourth highest batting average. He is really a clean striker of the ball.
- MS is the only captain who has scored a century while batting at number 7.
- MS has scored 6 test centuries. The best thing about him is the best finishing the game.
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- He is the first Indian wicket keeper batsman, who has got 4000 test runs.
- He has got 8 ODI centuries. The first one came was against Pakistan in 2005 which helped India to won the game.
- Dhoni has got great achievement of getting 6 times man of the series award.
- MS Dhoni got Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007.
- Dhoni got India’s fourth highest civilian honour Padma Shri award in 2009.
- Dhoni was named as named as the captain of ICC World Test XI and ICC World ODI XI teams.
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MS Dhoni Awards List As an Captain
For his excellence performance, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been awarded with several honorary awards & appreciations, which are elaborated below.
- For MS excellence performance in One Day format of the game, he was called as ICC ODI player of the year 2008-2009.
- MS has been included into the ICC World ODI XI from 2008 to 2014. It is a great award & achievement for him that he managed to place himself with the top players of the world. The key thing here is not that MS was included in ODI XI but was that he remained consistent throughout his career & always presented a mature game.
- Just like ODI, MS was part of ICC Test XI teams for 2009, 2010, & 2013.
- MS has been liked by millions of fans. In 2013, he was awarded with LG people choice award.
- For his best performance in 2007-2008 where he had also won the T20 world cup for India, MS was awarded with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna which is the Indian highest honor award.
- MS has a life achievement of getting the honorary doctorate degree in August 2011 from De Montfort University.
- He has got two times man of the match award in Tests. In both cases, India won the game.
- MS has six times got Man of the series award in ODI cricket. First time, he achieved this accomplishment was in 2007 against Bangladesh, where he scored 127 runs in 2 matches. Indian managed to won that series by 2-0.
- In 2013, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was awarded with Man of the Series award for his excellence performance against Sri-lanka. He scored 346 runs in 7 matches series which also include a hundred. With this fantastic performance from MS, India won that game by 6-1.
- MS Dhoni remained too best in ODI format of the game. He helped his team to win numerous games in many crucial situation. He has got 20 times Man of the Match award. First time, he got this achievement was in 2005 against Pakistan, where he scored 148 runs of just 123 balls to help India win the series by 58 runs.
- Out of all games in which Ms remained Man of the Match, one time India had lost the game. That happened in 2012 in a match against Pakistan where he scored 113 runs of 125 balls. Pakistan had won that game by 6 wickets.
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MS Dhoni Captaincy Records
- Under MS captaincy, India had won 27 out of 60 test matches with 15 resulted in drawn.
- Indian team remained dominated in ODI under MS Dhoni. India had won 110 ODI out of 199 with 4 resulted in tied.
- MS secured his team to victory in ICC T20 world cup 2007 final. Under his captaincy, India had played 72 T20 matches under MS captaincy & had won 41 out of them.
- MS holds the record for being only captain under whom captaincy, team had played the most number of matches with 331 International matches. Ricky Ponting takes the second spot with 324 matches.
- MS is the only captain under whom captaincy, his team had won all three major ICC events. India had won ICC T20 world cup, ICC ODI world cup, & ICC Champion Trophy.
- Dhoni won 15 Man of the Match award during his captaincy tenure which is second highest awards for any captain.
- Dhoni is the only Wicket Keeper who had lead his team in more than 100 International matches.
- MS holds the captaincy record for being the only captain who had lead his team in six ICC world cups.
MS Dhoni Best T20 Awards
- MS Dhoni has got award of playing the most T20 games without scoring a fifty. It took MS 66 innings to do so.
- MS is the first cricketer to score 1000 runs in T20.
- MS is the only cricketer to play the most number of T20 innings as a captain and wicket-keeper.
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only captain under whom captaincy his team has won most number of games in T20. Indian team won 41 T20 matches under MS captaincy.