Last Update: May 28, 2023, 12:28 PM IST
MS Dhoni will be playing his 250th IPL match when he takes the field for Chennai Super Kings in the season finale against defending champions Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad tonight. It will be another milestone in the illustrious career of Dhoni, who has been one of the greatest captains of all time and arguably the greatest in the history of IPL.
So far, Dhoni has won seven major T20 titles, including the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, four IPL titles and two Champions League T20 trophies.
Former Australia cricketer Tom Moody believes Dhoni is the greatest T20 captain of all time, revealing his picks for the top captains in the last 50 years.
“MS Dhoni is in my view the best T20 captain we have ever seen. And he has shown the example this year. And if you are talking about test cricket then I would not put MS Dhoni in that category espncricinfo,
Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, who was also part of the discussion, agreed with Moody, saying that there is no one who comes close to challenging Dhoni across formats.
‘Don’t forget the impact of Arjuna Ranatunga on Sri Lanka. Steve Waugh as Test captain, Kapil Dev in 50-over cricket. There are others as well, but there is no one to challenge MS Dhoni in T20.”
Moody has also been impressed with the way England all-rounder Ben Stokes has led the team in Test cricket. Stokes took over the captaincy from Joe Root after the West Indies tour last year.
“I think there are other candidates as well, we have seen one recently in Ben Stokes who has had a huge impact. And it’s only a small sample size, but what he’s done for England in a short period of time is quite a dramatic change in the way the game is played,” Moody said.