Report Wire - On this present day in 2007: MS Dhoni wins first-ever match as captain as India outclass Pakistan in T20 World Cup

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On this present day in 2007: MS Dhoni wins first-ever match as captain as India outclass Pakistan in T20 World Cup

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MS Dhoni’s celebrated journey as among the best India captains started on this present day, 14 years in the past. Dhoni was named India’s captain for the inaugural version of the T20 World Cup after India’s World Cup debacle in the identical yr. With senior stars, together with Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid opting out of the shortest format, a comparatively younger Indian facet was led by MS Dhoni.

After India’s event opener in opposition to Scotland was washed out with no ball bowled, India confronted arch-rivals Pakistan at Kingsmead in Durban.As early as his first aggressive outing because the captain of India, MS Dhoni confirmed indicators of what was to return. After the match was tied with each groups ending on 141 within the quota of 20 overs, Dhoni masterminded a surprising bowl-out victory for India.Before Super Overs got here into follow, the tied matches on the T20 World Cup in 2007 have been determined by bowl-outs — a situation through which 5 bowlers from every workforce needed to hit the stumps with solely the wicketkeeper standing behind.When Dhoni helped India outwit PakistanWhereas Pakistan went in with a pace-dominant line-up for the bowl-out, MS Dhoni opted for spinners Dhoni stood properly behind the stumps regardless of spinners having a bowl. Virender Sehwag, who bowled part-time off-spin started properly for India by hitting the stumps and serving to the workforce go 1-0 up within the bowl-out.Pakistan started with Yasir Arafat, the medium pacer, and he missed the goal by a long way. India then made it 2-0 with Harbhajan Singh hitting the goal and Umar Gul lacking it.In a shock transfer, India went in with Robin Uthappa for the third likelihood and he made probably the most of it by hitting the goal with a little bit of medium tempo. Pakistan misplaced the bowl-out when Shahid Afridi missed the goal by bowling it properly extensive of the leg-stumpMS Dhoni went on to guide India to the T20 World Cup glory, his first ICC title as India captain. The Asian giants defeated the likes of England, South Africa, Australia and Pakistan (as soon as once more within the closing) to win the inaugural version of the event.Dhoni went on so as to add the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy to his well-known trophy cabinet, changing into the one captain to finish the ICC title hat-trick.MS Dhoni shall be again within the Indian set-up, this time as a mentor for the upcoming T20 World Cup, beginning October 17 within the UAE and Oman. Dhoni, who retired in 2020 from worldwide cricket, was roped in by the BCCI to offer help and route to the workforce administration as India need to finish their 7-year-long anticipate an ICC title.