MS Dhoni’s captaincy record some would argue is unparalleled among all Indian captains as the wicketkeeper-batsman has decorated Indian cricket’s trophy cabinet with some of the game’s biggest prizes during his stint as the team's skipper. In the first six years of captaincy, MSD led the young Indian team to a historic inaugural T20 World Cup victory, a 2011 World Cup win, 2013’s Champions Trophy in England, number 1 Test ranking and many overseas series wins. Apart from being a reliable captain, the Indian batsman has also scored over 10,000 runs in ODI’s at an average of 50.57.
In a recent interview, former England skipper Michael Vaughan was asked to give his opinion on who according to him was the best international captain of this era. The 2005 Ashes-winning captain praised New Zealand captain Kane Williamson for his ability to lead his side in a sensible way. He also pointed out England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan by saying that his batting and leadership approach has brought about a revelation in ODI cricket. Morgan also led England cricket team to their first-ever World Cup win which came this year.
In the same interview, Vaughan also pointed out MS Dhoni’s abilities as a leader. When asked for his opinions on the best international captain of the current era, former England skipper also spoke about MS Dhoni and how effective he was during his era. Vaughan went on to add that the wicketkeeper-batsman manoeuvred well behind the stumps and was a good game-reader. He handled the pressure situations well and helped India win many close matches. His unorthodox approach in leadership and his big-hitting abilities helped Team India win almost every top prize in cricket.