Dhoni is a good captain. Why?

@shibham (17022)
India
March 20, 2011 10:01am CST
Hi cricket viewers... I never think that Dhoni is a good captain because he cant lead the team as a leader. He is lucky enough as a captain by other players performance but not his own. The scores of his last 20 matches ( excluding today) are like these... 9(7), 38(63), 56(91), 41(59), 38(51), 2(14), 23(56), 10(16), 38(96), 67(140), 0(3), 25(48), 38(101), 5(15), 2(9), 5(11), 31(38), 34(68), 19(56), 12(37)... just give a look how many balls he had faced to make those pathetic scores as a captain. The italics scores are showing you two half centuries but dont forget to see the number of balls that he faced. Matches from last century of Dhoni is 102. He is the first captain of any cricket team in the world with these records. So, why you still think that he is a good captain for india? please be realistic, don't be emotional... share your views.
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@mahesh72 (155)
• India
20 Mar 11
dhoni is a good captain because he is a cool captain. he has won quite a few series which are very important like the series in austrlia and also the team did good in south africa. he won the t20 world cup. he is a thinking captain and most of his moves were good. i also think that ganguly is a good captain.
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@shibham (17022)
• India
21 Mar 11
Hi mahesh... I have nothing to comment. Sids has already commented on behalf of me. Keep it up mamu. Thanks.
@mahesh72 (155)
• India
21 Mar 11
i stated it when seeing him perform in matches and the results he gave to india. he is one of the most successful captain when it comes to results except kapil dev because he won the world cup for us. i don't have to search anything because what i said was my opinion others have different one, that doesn't a matter. he is the only captain how won some kind of world cup for india which is t20 after 1983. look at his batting avg.even ganguly had poor form for years so that's not a fact. he is one of the very few captain who gave success in new zeland,south africa and australia. it doesn't matter who talk what.it's about the results and he is the best in it. and that's why he still staying as captain. lucky captain??? luck runs out very quicky in my opinion. only talent can continue for years and he is been here since years.
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@shibham (17022)
• India
21 Mar 11
Lets see the result of this world cup.
@dollar3235 (2063)
• India
20 Mar 11
Hi Shibham, It's good to see that you have done a lot of homework before initiating this discussion. There is no doubt that "Dhoni" has been lucky throughout his career. For him to be a captain everything changed in India team, Dada was discarded from team India, Dravid was not performing well as a captain, Sehwag was not able to continue his good form etc. So many things helped "Dhoni" to become the captain of Indian team in all three formats of the game...however, the good luck and the time seems to be changing now, it seems that there was a effect of magic in his cricketing career, whatever, he would have thought he got but since last one year, I am observing that that "Good luck" is not working for him. The figures that you have mentioned here are showing the same thing. Now-a-days, it seems that he is taking all the decisions under the pressure of the media and because of that sometimes, these decisions are ridiculous. I am not sure whether he has looked into these figures as you did, otherwise, he would understood the point. He was a good batsman till the time he was not the captain of team India but after that, he has changed his game, that's like trying to change your character (Next to impossible). He should learn from Shahid Afridi, Pakistan is not a very good batting lineup at this time but still Afridi has not changed his batting style, still they are winning matches. Dhoni does not have very good batting technique, his batting is all about power, then I don't know why is he screwing up his career like this? Indian batting lineup is the best in this world at this point of time, there is no need for him to change his batting style, he should leave the sheet anchoring job to sachin, gambhir, Kohli and to some extent on Yuvraj. Let's hope that he realizes it the way we have realized and starts batting like before. He should know that his midas touch in captaincy is vanishing just like Ozone layer in our atmosphere. Let's hope that what happened to Dada and Dravid, will not happen to Dhoni in near future...
@thesids (22357)
• Bhubaneswar, India
20 Mar 11
Dada was much better than Dhoni as he won for us and also many a times he led from the front... I would vouch him as the best captain we had in the last 20 years or maybe more
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@thesids (22357)
• Bhubaneswar, India
20 Mar 11
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@shibham (17022)
• India
21 Mar 11
Hi friends... Here i wish to mention the last 10 matches scores of two captains. K. Sangakkara... 45, 0, 20, 75, 92, 49, 27, 73. 11, 111. and Andrew Straus... 8, 3, 63, 0, 88, 158, 34, 0, 18 and 31. So, how pathetic the scores of our Indian captain Mr. cool Dhoni? If he has changed his batting style thinking about his captaincy, then its a foolish thought that we can see by his scores. Most scores are created by facing maximum balls and this batting attitude pushes the tail enders on pressure. So, i don't think that his batting style is all favor of india. Dont forget that he is the batsman who scored fifty without a boundary. How strange? Next, referring as a cooling captain, i would like to state his captaincy on the last match verses South Africa. He handed over the ball for the last over to Nehra, where as his economy rate was 7.50... but there was Harbhajan singh having one over left with economy rate 5.88. No one can say that his decision was perfect at that time. No, i dont think that he has learned something from his carrier and he is not to change his style and we are about to lose many matches again. So sad.
@thesids (22357)
• Bhubaneswar, India
20 Mar 11
Hi mamu All said and read.... but... Who is Dhoni? Are you speaking about that guy from Ranchi who leads the so called team India in the cricket arena these days? Hmmm.... He is making money otherways... so why the game?
@shibham (17022)
• India
21 Mar 11
The expert of helicopter shot... . but he hit that when he had long hair, This shot is now a memory for Dhoni... I think. making money, Brand ambassador, ... how many days again? In india money is everything... cricket... byebye Have a nice day.
@thesids (22357)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Mar 11
Long Hair So finally I have one more reason to have long hair
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@shibham (17022)
• India
21 Mar 11
yeah. Reason is here.
@rajeev075 (1936)
• India
20 Mar 11
Yeah Dhoni is a lucky captain you can say that but don't forgot he is a good player. Also his decisions work and bring him glory and victory. Your stats can't proove that he is bad batsman. His captaincy doo is not that bad. It can also be said that he used the player well and take out performance from them. Well good luck to mr dhoni. Let him too lucky to get the worldcup like he got in t20.
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@thesids (22357)
• Bhubaneswar, India
20 Mar 11
can you please mention the cups/trophies we won under Dhoni
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@shibham (17022)
• India
20 Mar 11
Hi rajeev.. I am also an Indian and hope the best for my country. Please dont be emotional( i have mentioned). It seems that you are a blind fan of That Mr. Dhoni. He is a good player, how can you say that? I have placed the statistic of his latest carrier, then how? how you can say? He dont know anything about how to use a player... if he would know, then we had not to lose the last game against South Africa, His nasty decision by calling Nehra made them won. Good captaincy????? still. @mamu... only T20 and asia cup, but unfortunately Dhoni's performance was too pathetic. I still remember the last over Of T20. If Sreesant would not on point then that was a boundary for sure and pakistan is winner then. Good night. Meet you other guys tomorrow. sure.
@123nnj (47)
• India
23 Mar 11
No dout Dhoni is a good captain but some time he makes mistakes in taking decisions.
@shibham (17022)
• India
23 Mar 11
Thats the point i wanted to establish. thanks for dropping by... have a nice day.
@Sreekala (23757)
• India
21 Mar 11
Hello Shibham, I don’t have that much knowledge in cricket to evaluate the players and their capability. Once I had interest and watched the same till I heard about the match fixing. Now I won’t waste my precious time for sitting infront of TV to watch cricket. However, I have to admit that, at present the cricket is running in our tv too majority of the time as two cricket lovers are at home. Regarding the topic, Dhoni got fame and money, which is his personal achievement through cricket; he contributed greatly for the team to get success in earlier times so he becomes the captain of the team. Once a good player becomes the captain of the team, he can’t contribute much for the team as a player, this is a bitter truth.
@shibham (17022)
• India
21 Mar 11
Hi sree... just give a look on two another captains performances that i have provided here. It never means that you have to lose your style or change because you are a captain. Have a nice day.
• China
21 Mar 11
Captain have a great responsibility for his own team and till now he won maximum match to be a captain and lead india team very well. Doesn't matter that how much he does for himself but he did very well for india cricket team by leading a good team. So i think he fulfills his responsibility so that's why he is a good captain.He don't get hyper so it's good habit.
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@shibham (17022)
• India
21 Mar 11
Hi... I am not agree with you. The two matches of this world cup against England and Southafrica are enough to prove his efficiency as a captain. What he did on those matches except facing maximum. Lets forget Shewag, tendulkar and gambhir and imagine India under Dhoni's captaincy. As same as canada or Zimbabwe. If you read my comments to others and go through the link of SIDS, then the picture is clear in front of you. Have a nice day.
@sena123 (11)
• India
21 Mar 11
hai cricket viewers dhoni is a good captain definitely because he has more percentage wins from the last calender year. and his ability of scoring runs at the usual times has made him a good captain.
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@shibham (17022)
• India
21 Mar 11
He is a good captain who can lead the team from front side... My mentioned statistic is enough to prove you that what he scored at the usual time ? Dont be blind for him, we love India more than Dhoni... Have a great day.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
20 Mar 11
You can not say only a Dhooni is not a good caption no one is a good caption in India team because the player play a good match when they not the position of caption but when they take position of caption they never played good. But under Dhooni's captionship at least selection of team is good and most of the matches are won even not a trophy but at least they try to reach the trophy. Now we have no option only wait and watch because we can't change this decission then accept my suggestion and see the match and enjoying with India or other team which you like okk byeee
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@thesids (22357)
• Bhubaneswar, India
20 Mar 11
Hi surekharathi Yes you are correct that the selections have been better but unfortunately history will not see what and how the team payed instead it would show only the matches that we won or lost... That is important. Options were there when others were captains too but their bad luck that things like chappel had to happen - that destroyed India's Team for sure in the recent past. Today's coach is much better and more of an inspirator though Mr. Dhoni doesnt go by his preferences.
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2 Apr 11
i think dhoni is the best captain because he played his innings at the time of needs of his great innings . exapmle you can see the final match of world cup 2011..
@shibham (17022)
• India
4 Apr 11
Its his luck not his performance. By the way, now we can think that at least for his innings we have won the world cup. Have a nice day.
@kanchan10 (3535)
• Kolkata, India
1 Apr 11
dhoni is the luckiest indian captain.he has got a well prepared team with exceptional cricketing ability like sachin,yubraj,zahir,harbhajan all at a time. in the earlier cases every indian captain were criticized whenever their personal performances were bad but not in his case. no expert(!) seems to have critised him it seems that he may have taken media into his liking.
@shibham (17022)
• India
1 Apr 11
Hi kanchan/// But the statistic is against him. Just tell me about his performances on this world cuo and compare with other captains. I never admit that Dhoni is the player who leads India to the final of this world cup. Never.
• Pamplona, Spain
31 Mar 11
Hiya Shibs, Have read all this and the responses from back to front. But I have no way of watching them on the Television here at the moment. I think I was explaining that to kraj the other Day or yesterday. So who is the Best Captain for India then in the sense of winning plenty of Matches and giving a good performance as Captain in the Games that come up? I have read about Dhoni and it does not really say anything except results and more results. He seems to have done okay though but I suppose he will have People for him and against him just like in any other Game.
@shibham (17022)
• India
1 Apr 11
Hi angel. A captain means he should be able to unite the brigade and lead them from front. He should be able to take right decision on the right time. Otherwise he is nothing accept a 12th man. Here we can see that in this world cup, he has scored lowest runs of his carrier. As a captain's decision.. results are 50-50. Hope he will play his best on the final for us. Have a nice day.