New Delhi: As Team India is in England to start their grueling tour and to take revenge of their last dismal performance when they visited England last time. The commander of the team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni gets a year older and today we take a look on how the most successful captain of team started his journey in the various formats of cricket
Dhoni made his Ranji Trophy debut for Bihar in the 1999-2000 season as an eighteen year old. He made a half century in his debut match scoring 68* in the second innings against Assam cricket team. Dhoni finished the season with 283 runs in 5 matches. He was recognized for his efforts in the 2003/04 season, especially in the ODI format and was picked for the India A squad for a tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya. Against the Zimbabwe XI in Harare Sports Club, Dhoni had his best wicket-keeping effort with 7 catches and 4 stumpings in the match.
Test debut v Sri Lanka at Chennai - December 2005.Dhoni replaced Dinesh Karthik in December 2005 as the Indian Test wicket-keeper.Dhoni scored 30 runs in his debut match Dhoni came to the crease when the team was struggling at 109/5 he played an aggressive innings and was the last man dismissed. Dhoni made his maiden half-century in the second Test and his quick scoring rate (half century came off 51 balls) aided India to set a target of 436 and the Sri Lankans were bowled out for 247.Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit his first Test hundred during the second Test against Pakistan at Faisalabad.Dhoni was in charge when India claimed the No 1 Test spot for the first at the end of 2009.