Mahendra Singh Dhoni completes 11 years of international cricket on Wednesday

The legendary batsman from Jharkhand made his international debut against Bangladesh in One Day International at Chittagong on December 23, 2004.

23 December, 2004 was the day when one of India‘s most legendary cricketer, M. S. Dhoni made his One-Day International (ODI) debut against Bangladesh at Chittagong. Even though his start at the international stage was a big miss as he got run out for a duck.

Despite his debut in 2004, it took him a year to find a place in the Test squad, playing his 5-day match maiden game against Sri Lanka at Chennai on December 2005.

Dhoni got his share of limelight due to his big hitting abilities and luscious long locks. Later, we swept everyone off their feet, showing his leadership qualities and ability to perform under pressure, becoming the most successful skipper in the history of Indian cricket.

Under his captaincy India not only won the inaugural ICC World T20 in 2007 but also the ODI World Cup in 2011.

Dhoni, now retried from Test cricket since December 2014, is still one of the biggest brands in limited-overs game.

The 34-year-old cricketer is now set to lead the Indian team in the forthcoming ICC World T20, scheduled to take place in India from March 2016.

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