4 players who have flourished the most under MS Dhoni’s captaincy

MS Dhoni

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) is one of the greats of the game and one of the best ever to lead a side in the history of the International Cricket.


Dhoni has accomplished many big achievements as the captain of the Indian team. Other than that, he is one of the most successful captain in the Indian Premier League (IPL) too, winning the Gold a total of 4 times.

Dhoni is also the only captain in the world till date to have won all the ICC Trophies during his days as the captain of the Indian team, starting it off with the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007 and followed that by the the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.


However, these are not the only things that define MS Dhoni as one of the greatest captain in the world. Dhoni has been a big influence behind number of cricketers performing to their peak level. And today, in this article, we talk about 4 players who have flourished the most under MS Dhoni’s captaincy.

Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav was the star of the Indian Under19 cricket team that took part in the U19 World Cup in 2016. He was then picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL and also was great for them. After his performance in the IPL, he was a instant hit for the Indian team under Dhoni’s captaincy.

Dhoni always used to guide him from behind the wicket and Kuldeep was very successful under him. But, as soon as Dhoni retired, Kuldeep’s performance went downhill for both country and IPL team KKR, which proves how much effect Dhoni had on him. Even Kuldeep himself has mentioned that Dhoni is the best captain he has played under.


Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal formed a really great partnership while playing for the Indian team. Once again, MS Dhoni had a great influence on him. He was almost unstoppable when he was guiding him from behind the stumps. But, once Dhoni retired, things took a downhill for the leg-spinner. He was dropped from the Indian team due to poor performance and left out of the squad for the T20 World Cup 2021.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma got several chances to prove himself for the Indian team. From representing the country in the T20 World Cup 2007, to then finding it hard to make it to the Playing XI and sometimes even the squad. But, he got a second chance around the 2011 and 2012 times and took it with both the hands. Dhoni had a major role in his development throughout the year and learned a lot from him that he is today IPL’s most successful captain.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is one of the best cricketer to have ever played the game. Kohli’s transformation to the Indian team was made smooth with the presence of the leader like MS Dhoni. He learned a lot through Dhoni and the veteran wicketkeeper prepared him the best to be next man to take the mantle once Dhoni step-down as captain. Kohli captained India in all the formats for several years until 2021 end. Under his leadership, India were the best team in all formats of the game and is right there beside Dhoni ans Sourav Ganguly as India’s one of the best captain.

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