Babar Azam Lauds MS Dhoni’s Leadership, Fighting Spirit and Legacy

Pakistani batting sensation, Babar Azam, has congratulated former Indian captain, MS Dhoni, on a very successful career. The legendary wicket-keeper batsman announced his retirement from international cricket a couple of days ago.

In a Twitter post, Babar praised Dhoni’s meticulous leadership skills and fighting spirit, adding that his legacy will be remembered in the cricket fraternity for a long time.

MS Dhoni is the only captain to have won all three major ICC tournaments – World Cup (2011), World T20 (2007), and Champions Trophy (2013) – for the Men in Blue. The 39-year-old’s last international outing was in the semi-final against New Zealand in Cricket World Cup 2019. He scored 50 from 72 balls however, he was run out before he could take his team over the line.


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Dhoni has a number of records to his name, including the second-highest average (50.57) among players who have scored over 10,000 ODI runs, the highest number of not outs in successful chases (47), and 5th highest number of sixes in ODIs (229). Dhoni has led India 332 times which is also a record. He has 444 dismissals to his name in ODIs, which is the third-highest ever.

Here are his numbers across formats:

  Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave SR 100s 50s 6s Ct St
Tests 90 144 16 4876 224 38.09 59.11 6 33 78 256 38
ODIs 350 297 84 10773 183* 50.57 87.56 10 73 229 321 123
T20Is 98 85 42 1617 56 37.60 126.13 0 2 52 57 34

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