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Apart from Ganguly and Virat, Dhoni has played under these Captains too

 Apart from Ganguly and Virat, Dhoni has played under these Captains too


We have seen Mahendra Singh Dhoni, popularly known as Captain Cool, playing under the captaincy of Ganguly and Virat, but there are many other lucky captains that you might not know about. MSD has played cricket under these Captains too in his career which you might not know or remember about .


Former captain of the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) is not only known for his batting and superb wicketkeeping but he is also included in the list of cricket's best captains in the world.  Team India performed consistently under Dhoni's captaincy and brought laurels to the world.  Under his captaincy, Team India also got many great players who are taking their heritage forward today. He is the only captain till now to have won all the three ICC trophies i.e. T20 world cup , ODI world cup and Champions Trophy . Besides , he has won the IPL four times with CSK and the Champions League T20 twice with CSK too.

 However, Dhoni has also played under many captains in his career, about whom little is known, so in this story of today we will give you some other  names besides Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli .  We are going to tell about those Captains under whom  'Captain Cool' has played.


1. Anil Kumble


 We all know that MS Dhoni has played for Team India under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli, but few people know that Mahi has also played under the captaincy of Anil Kumble.  Yes, the legendary bowler of the Indian cricket team Anil Kumble was the captain of the team in 14 Test matches between 2007 and 2008 and Dhoni was also a part of Team India in these matches. After that , Dhoni was handed over the captaincy of Team India and he was the 1st captain to take India to no. 1 position in the ICC test rankings.

2. Mahela Jayawardhene

 MS Dhoni has also played in the captaincy of the legendary Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene.  In the year 2007, Jayawardene was the captain of Asia XI in the 3-match ODI series between Africa XI and Asia XI and Dhoni was also a part of his team. Dhoni had also scored a century in that tournament.


3. Saurabh Tiwary


 Mahendra Singh Dhoni has also played in Saurabh Tiwary's captaincy in the year 2017-2018.  Yes, during that time Dhoni played under the captaincy of Saurabh Tiwari, representing Jharkhand in Vijay Hazare Trophy. It was the time when Dhoni left the captaincy of India in limited over format and wasn't playing test cricket as well because he retired from the longer format of the game in 2015.



4. Steve Smith


 Dhoni has also played under the captaincy of Steve Smith during IPL 2017.  Steve Smith has been the captain of Pune Super Giants in the year 2017 and then Dhoni came on the field under his captaincy. Dhoni was the captain of the the side in the previous season but he was exempted from Captaincy after he left the captaincy of Team India and the super giants couldn't do much worth mentioning in the previous season.



5. Rahul Dravid


Dhoni played under the wall Rahul Dravid after his ODI debut when Dada aka Sourav Ganguly got dropped from the team. Mahi also played the 2007 ICC cricket world cup under the Captaincy of Rahul Dravid .




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