Playing under MS Dhoni’s captaincy is the dream of every cricketer because he has the ability to bring the best out of every individual. Dhoni has done a fantastic job for the team as a captain. He has also helped the players evolve when playing under his captaincy.
MS Dhoni’s captaincy has not only helped the cricketers to improve their batting or bowling, but they also learned leadership skills from him. Here’s a list of five such cricketers who first played under Dhoni and then won trophy as captain.
1. Imran Tahir played for CSK under MS Dhoni’s captaincy
Leg-spinner Imran Tahir played many matches for Chennai Super Kings under Dhoni. At the age of 44, Tahir recently won the CPL 2023 tournament as captain of Guyana Amazon Warriors.
2. Hardik Pandya debuted for India under MS Dhoni’s captaincy
Hardik Pandya won IPL 2022 as the captain of the Gujarat Titans. Many fans would remember that Pandya played the first few matches of his ODI and T20I career under Dhoni.
3. Rohit Sharma
Indian captain Rohit Sharma, who won five IPL titles and two Asia Cup trophies, played a lot of cricket under MS Dhoni. Quite a few fans even credit Dhoni for backing Sharma and bringing the best out of him.
4. Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir won IPL 2012 and 2014 as the skipper of Kolkata Knight Riders. Prior to that, Gambhir had been working as a deputy to Dhoni for the Indian team.
5. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar won the Road Safety World Series as the captain of the India Legends team in 2021 and 2022. Before that, Tendulkar played the final few matches of his international career under Dhoni.