India’s continue successful streak is complimented by new records every match for Captain Dhoni. In the last match, he became India’s most successful ODI captain in Away matches. Some still debate if he is actually better than Ganguly despite breaking his record of 58 wins. Now, today, the win against Ireland earned him a record that leaves no space for debate as Dhoni becomes the most successful Indian captain in World Cup. Another record awaits him in India’s next match against Zimbabwe. Records keep following Captain Cool.
India’s win over Ireland in 2015 World Cup group match is Dhoni’s 12th win as captain. He surpassed Kapil’s record of maximum 11 wins for India as captain. The record becomes more special if one read the details.
Dhoni has been the captain in 14 World Cup matches and lost only one and played a tie. Rest 12 he has won. His men lost to South Africa and played a tie with England in 2011 World Cup at home.
- Indian Captain’s Record in World Cup
Kapil Dev (1983-87): Won 11 of the 15 matches, lost remaining 4 matches.
Ganguly (2003): Won 9 of the 11 matches, lost remaining 2 matches.
Azharuddin (1992-99): Won 10, lost 12 in 23 matches.
Dravid (2007): Lost 2, won 1 in 3 matches.
S Venkataraghavan (1975-79): Lost 5, won 1 in 6 matches
In the game against West Indies Dhoni registered his 59th win as Captain in Away matches, breaking Ganguly’s record of 58 Away ODI wins.
Another record awaits Dhoni’s team in the next matches against Zimbabwe. Watch out for that.