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MS Dhoni surpasses Allan Border, becomes second most successful skipper in ODI history

India Today logo India Today 17-10-2016

Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday recorded his 108th victory as India skipper to go past former Australia captain Allan Border's tally of 107 wins in the list of most victories by an ODI captain in the history of the game. The six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first of the five ODIs in Dharamsala has put Dhoni second in the list headed by former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting, who won a massive 165 games in 230 matches.

The six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first of the five ODIs in Dharamsala has put Dhoni second in the list headed by former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting, who won a massive 165 games in 230 matches.

The victory was also special as it came in India's 900th ODI. The 35-year-old has captained India in 195 matches with a win percent of 59.78.

He is the only Indian to have won more than 100 ODIs - only three captains in the history of the sport have breached the three-figure mark. Mohammad Azharuddin had won 90 matches while Sourav Ganguly recorded wins in 76 games.

Dhoni took over as ODI captain from Rahul Dravid in September 2007 when Australia toured India for a seven-match series. However, it was not the kind of start that Dhoni had hoped for as India went down 2-4 in the series.

However, Dhoni has gone on to become one of the most successful captains of India and also holds a number of records.

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RECORDS AND HONOURS

- In 2007, Dhoni became the first Indian captain to win the ICC World Twenty20. It was also ICC's inaugural T20 mega tournament.

- In the 2011 World Cup, Dhoni clobbered a winning six to guide India to their second 50-overs World Cup triumph. He was also named the Man of the Match in the final for scoring 91 not out off 78 balls vs Sri Lanka. India had won their first in 1983 under Kapil Dev's leadership.

- In 2013, he became the first skipper to win all three ICC limited-overs trophies when India lifted the Champions Trophy in England.

- Under Dhoni, India became world No.1 in Test cricket for the first in 2009. - Dhoni retired from Test cricket in December 2014 to prolong his limited-overs career.

- India reached the semi-finals of 2015 World Cup and 2016 World Twenty20. - Dhoni has also won two Indian Premier League titles and two Champions League T20 crowns with Chennai Super Kings. 

- In 2009, he became the first player to win ICC ODI Player of the Year award twice. He had also won it in 2008.

- Dhoni is also recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007 and the Padma Shri in 2009.

- He also holds an honourary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army.

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