MS Dhoni T20 World Cup 2021: Team India defeated England by 7 wickets in the practise match before the main matches. The team will face Pakistan (India vs Pakistan) in the first match on October 24. If we look at the T20 record, the team has played 8 T20 matches against Pakistan. MS Dhoni captained all the matches and won 7 matches.
During this, he defeated Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez and Shahid Afridi as Pakistan captain. These players have the experience of playing more than 1100 T20 matches. Malik and Hafeez are also included in the Pakistan team coming into the World Cup. In such a situation, Team India’s mentor Dhoni can be important for the team.
MS Dhoni T20 World Cup 2021
Team India defeated Pakistan twice in the 2007 World Cup. First in the league match and then in the final. During this, the command of Pakistan was with Shoaib Malik. In a match of the 2012 T20 World Cup, the team again defeated Pakistan. Then the captain was Mohammad Hafeez. In 2012, Pakistan’s team came to India. In a match held at that time, India defeated Pakistan by 11 runs. Even then the captain was Hafeez.
Also defeated in 2014 and 2016 World Cup
In the 2014 T20 World Cup, India defeated Pakistan by 7 wickets. The captain was Mohammad Hafeez. After this, Shahid Afridi was the captain of the team during the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup in 2016. Team India won both the matches. The last encounter between the two in T20 was in the 2016 T20 World Cup. Then Team India defeated Pakistan by 6 wickets.
Batting first, Pakistan’s team could score only 118 runs. Team India had achieved the target for 4 wickets in 15.5 overs. Virat Kohli scored 55 not out. Now Kohli has the command of Team India. Team India got the only defeat against Pakistan in T20 under the captaincy of Hafeez.
Shoaib Malik has played 443 matches in T20 career. 11033 runs have been scored at an average of 37. Has hit 67 half-centuries. Apart from this, 152 wickets have also been taken. Talking about Mohammad Hafeez, he has scored 7314 runs in 339 matches. Has scored 2 centuries and 42 half-centuries.
Apart from this, this off-spinner has also taken 190 wickets. At the same time, Shahid Afridi scored 4395 runs in 326 T20 matches. Scored one century and 10 half-centuries. Took 344 wickets as well. Together these three have played 1108 T20 matches.
Dhoni the only captain to win 20 matches
Talking about the records of various captains in the T20 World Cup, Dhoni is at number-1 here too. He has won 20 out of 33 matches. Team India also won the 2007 T20 World Cup title under Dhoni’s captaincy. No other captain has even touched the figure of 12 wins. South Africa’s Graeme Smith and West Indies’ Darren Sammy are joint second with 11-11 wins.
Under the captaincy of Sammy, the West Indies have also won the title of T20 World Cup twice. As captain, Kumar Sangakkara has led Sri Lanka to victory in 10 matches. No other captain has been able to touch the figure of 10 wins. Pakistan captain Babar Azam and Team India captain Virat Kohli will be seen captaining the T20 World Cup for the first time.