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MS Dhoni reveals the BIG reason behind promoting himself up the order in the 2011 World Cup Final

The historical moment of India winning the World cup final with MSD’s six in 2011 is clearly etched in the memories of all the Indians.

The Wankhede Stadium of Mumbai was the witness to the golden moment for all the Indians. MS Dhoni led men in blue clinched the World Cup in the 50 overs format for the second time after Kapil Dev had gifted us all with the same back in 1983 by defeating the mighty Windies by 43 runs.

This feat was achieved on April 2, 2011 against Sri Lanka in which the hosts won by 6 wickets. Interestingly the winning runs came with a massive 6 off the skipper’s bat who led the team from the front to glory by remaining unbeaten on 91.

However, the biggest surprise on that night of the historic chase of 274 was seeing MS Dhoni promoting himself up the batting order. With the fall of Kohli’s wicket the skipper stormed into the stadium much ahead of the in form batsman, Yuvraj Singh who was adjudged the player of the tournament at the end.

Dhoni proved his decision apt by scoring an unbeatable and match winning 91 runs off just 78 deliveries. In an event organised for the launch of MS Dhoni Residential Cricket Academy in Dongargaon, Nagpur recently, the skipper himself unveiled the reason behind his decision back in the final.

MS Dhoni said that most of the Sri Lankan players playing at that time had been members of his IPL team, Chennai Super Kings for which he knew them nicely. Furthermore, Muttiah Muralitharan was leading the bowling attack for Sri Lanka during that time whom Dhoni had played a lot in the nets and hence believed that he could thus score easily against him thereby promoting himself up the order on an impulse.

“I knew most of the bowlers of Sri Lanka as they were part of the Chennai Super Kings earlier. I promoted myself because Muralitharan was bowling at that time. I have played him a lot in the CSK nets and I was confident that I will be able to score runs freely against him. That was one of the main reasons why I pushed myself up the order during the final.”

Dhoni also made another statement regarding his captaincy during the inaugural ceremony. He revealed that the selectors were initially reluctant to appoint a wicket keeper as the team’s skipper as they were afraid it would be giving two responsibilities to a single being. However Dhoni proved them wrong after becoming the skipper by winning two World cups for the team that too in two different formats.
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Dhoni further stressed the importance of a keeper saying that it’s that position where one can have a clear view of the ball and assist the skipper adequately and efficiently in planning our strategies against the opposition.

“Before me, selectors were quite reluctant to make stumper as captain saying he will be burdened too much. But I changed their view with my successful tenure as the captain. Keeper is in the best position to help any captain analyse the match. He is very close to the action and can accordingly guide the team leader about many things. He is an asset for any captain,” Dhoni concluded.

The historical moment of India winning the World cup final with MSD’s six in 2011 is clearly etched in the memories of all the Indians.

The Wankhede Stadium of Mumbai was the witness to the golden moment for all the Indians. MS Dhoni led men in blue clinched the World Cup in the 50 overs format for the second time after Kapil Dev had gifted us all with the same back in 1983 by defeating the mighty Windies by 43 runs.

This feat was achieved on April 2, 2011 against Sri Lanka in which the hosts won by 6 wickets. Interestingly the winning runs came with a massive 6 off the skipper’s bat who led the team from the front to glory by remaining unbeaten on 91.

However, the biggest surprise on that night of the historic chase of 274 was seeing MS Dhoni promoting himself up the batting order. With the fall of Kohli’s wicket the skipper stormed into the stadium much ahead of the in form batsman, Yuvraj Singh who was adjudged the player of the tournament at the end.

Dhoni proved his decision apt by scoring an unbeatable and match winning 91 runs off just 78 deliveries. In an event organised for the launch of MS Dhoni Residential Cricket Academy in Dongargaon, Nagpur recently, the skipper himself unveiled the reason behind his decision back in the final.

MS Dhoni said that most of the Sri Lankan players playing at that time had been members of his IPL team, Chennai Super Kings for which he knew them nicely. Furthermore, Muttiah Muralitharan was leading the bowling attack for Sri Lanka during that time whom Dhoni had played a lot in the nets and hence believed that he could thus score easily against him thereby promoting himself up the order on an impulse.

“I knew most of the bowlers of Sri Lanka as they were part of the Chennai Super Kings earlier. I promoted myself because Muralitharan was bowling at that time. I have played him a lot in the CSK nets and I was confident that I will be able to score runs freely against him. That was one of the main reasons why I pushed myself up the order during the final.”

Dhoni also made another statement regarding his captaincy during the inaugural ceremony. He revealed that the selectors were initially reluctant to appoint a wicket keeper as the team’s skipper as they were afraid it would be giving two responsibilities to a single being. However Dhoni proved them wrong after becoming the skipper by winning two World cups for the team that too in two different formats.

Dhoni further stressed the importance of a keeper saying that it’s that position where one can have a clear view of the ball and assist the skipper adequately and efficiently in planning our strategies against the opposition.

“Before me, selectors were quite reluctant to make stumper as captain saying he will be burdened too much. But I changed their view with my successful tenure as the captain. Keeper is in the best position to help any captain analyse the match. He is very close to the action and can accordingly guide the team leader about many things. He is an asset for any captain,” Dhoni concluded.

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The historical moment of India winning the World cup final with MSD’s six in 2011 is clearly etched in the memories of all the Indians.

The Wankhede Stadium of Mumbai was the witness to the golden moment for all the Indians. MS Dhoni led men in blue clinched the World Cup in the 50 overs format for the second time after Kapil Dev had gifted us all with the same back in 1983 by defeating the mighty Windies by 43 runs.

This feat was achieved on April 2, 2011 against Sri Lanka in which the hosts won by 6 wickets. Interestingly the winning runs came with a massive 6 off the skipper’s bat who led the team from the front to glory by remaining unbeaten on 91.

However, the biggest surprise on that night of the historic chase of 274 was seeing MS Dhoni promoting himself up the batting order. With the fall of Kohli’s wicket the skipper stormed into the stadium much ahead of the in form batsman, Yuvraj Singh who was adjudged the player of the tournament at the end.

Dhoni proved his decision apt by scoring an unbeatable and match winning 91 runs off just 78 deliveries. In an event organised for the launch of MS Dhoni Residential Cricket Academy in Dongargaon, Nagpur recently, the skipper himself unveiled the reason behind his decision back in the final.

MS Dhoni said that most of the Sri Lankan players playing at that time had been members of his IPL team, Chennai Super Kings for which he knew them nicely. Furthermore, Muttiah Muralitharan was leading the bowling attack for Sri Lanka during that time whom Dhoni had played a lot in the nets and hence believed that he could thus score easily against him thereby promoting himself up the order on an impulse.

“I knew most of the bowlers of Sri Lanka as they were part of the Chennai Super Kings earlier. I promoted myself because Muralitharan was bowling at that time. I have played him a lot in the CSK nets and I was confident that I will be able to score runs freely against him. That was one of the main reasons why I pushed myself up the order during the final.”

Dhoni also made another statement regarding his captaincy during the inaugural ceremony. He revealed that the selectors were initially reluctant to appoint a wicket keeper as the team’s skipper as they were afraid it would be giving two responsibilities to a single being. However Dhoni proved them wrong after becoming the skipper by winning two World cups for the team that too in two different formats.

Dhoni further stressed the importance of a keeper saying that it’s that position where one can have a clear view of the ball and assist the skipper adequately and efficiently in planning our strategies against the opposition.

“Before me, selectors were quite reluctant to make stumper as captain saying he will be burdened too much. But I changed their view with my successful tenure as the captain. Keeper is in the best position to help any captain analyse the match. He is very close to the action and can accordingly guide the team leader about many things. He is an asset for any captain,” Dhoni concluded.

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