New Delhi, (Jagranpost Network): A wicket-keeper, Team India skipper and an important middle-order hard hitting batsman, MS Dhoni is the focal player of the Indian team with ample responsibilities on his shoulders and he carries them out with a sense a calm and tranquility that has earned him the tag of ‘Captain cool’.

When Dhoni first burst on to the international stage, his aggressiveness and fearless hitting earned him many fans. He still hits the ball clean and massive but the fearless instinct in him is no longer to be seen.
Dhoni is one of the most hard-hitting batsman in the modern day cricket and secure with the wicket keeping gloves. In his fifth one-dayer, against Pakistan, he scored an impressive 148. India’s captain cool is a shrewd strategist and has the ability to surprise the opposition with his unexpected moves.

India has always struggled to find a stable wicket-keeper batsman and Dhoni perfectly filled in that long stretched vacuum in the Indian side.
With a terrific fitness level, Dhoni has added a different dimension to the team. He uses himself as a floater in the side and can bat anywhere in the batting order. Going by the stage of the game, Dhoni can modulate his game to nudging singles and accumulating runs.

He took over the reins of captaincy from Anil Kumble in 2007 and successfully led the team to victory in the inaugural edition of the ICC T20 World Cup. However the next two editions of the tournament were unforgettable for skipper Dhoni as team was ousted in the first round on both occasions.

However, Dhoni has impressed the critics with his captaincy. He takes gambles during crunch moments in the game and they mostly pay-off. He is a smart skipper on the field and carefully chalks out plans to get better of the opponent. 

Dhoni, probably, takes the best seat in the house when India bowls and foxes the opposition with strange fielding positions. As a wicket-keeper, Dhoni remains eagle –eyed, diligently studying the batsman’s game and sets fielders in apt positions. His quick reflexes and agility behind the stumps is remarkable and pouches every opportunity that is offered by the batsman.

He remains the first choice for advertisers and is a great ambassador to the game of cricket. Dhoni will look to write himself in history books by clinching the World Cup title. The crowd will be behind Dhoni’s men, now it’s up to them to make it count.