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Sunday, June 28, 2020

How Dhoni's captaincy changed over the years, Irfan pathan explains

Irfan Pathan, the former Indian cricketer said about MS Dhoni's calmness & how his captaincy changed over the years. He said that Dhoni was much calmer in 2013 Champions Trophy.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Irfan Pathan, the Indian all-rounder started his career as a fast-medium swing & seam bowler. In 2006 during India vs Pakistan Test match, he became the only bowler to take a Test hat-trick in the first over of the match. Irfan Pathan was also a part of Indian team that won 2007 ICC T20 World Cup & 2013 Champions Trophy.

Irfan Pathan have played under MS Dhoni during India's biggest triumph like 2007 T20 World Cup & 2013 Champions Trophy. Speaking in the latest episode of Star Sport's Cricket Connected show, he explained about the transformation of Dhoni captaincy & what differences he had felt in his captaincy between 2007 & 2013. 

Irfan Pathan said that,"He was much calmer in 2013. Look, in 2007 it was the first time and you understand that you're given a big responsibility of leading the country, you always get excited about certain things. Obviously, the meetings were always smaller even in 2007 and in 2013 Champions Trophy as well, there were no differences in terms of 5-minute meetings."

"But one thing that has really changed and that happens with experiences, when young Mahendra Singh Dhoni became a captain in 2007, he used to run from the wicket-keeping end to the bowler in excitement and try to control the bowler as well. By 2013 came he was letting the bowler control themselves rather he controlling them, so he understood that and he was very calm and in control in 2013 Champions Trophy," he added.

Irfan Pathan further said that,"When Dhoni became the captain for the first time and then obviously talking about 2013 Champions Trophy he gave the experiences in between of trusting his slow bowlers, he used to always trust his slow bowlers, he used to trust his spinners and I think by the time Champions Trophy came he was very clear that in a crucial moment of the time he needs to get his spinners into play to win the games."

The 38-year-old Mahendra Singh Dhoni have not played any cricket since India's semi-final loss against New Zealand in ICC World Cup 2019. He led the Indian cricket team in limited overs format from 2007-2016 & Test cricket from 2008-2014.MS Dhoni is also known as 'Captain Cool' for his calmness & handling of the situation so cool even during crucial situation in game.MS Dhoni is the only captain to win all ICC Trophies. Under his captaincy, Indian have won 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 ODI World Cup, 2013 Champions Trophy & Asia Cup.

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