They won the T20 World Cup in 2007, and the ODI World Cup in 2011. And within two years, MS Dhoni-led India got their hands on the 3rd ICC trophy, the Champions Trophy.
It was English summer in 2013 when team India voyaged for their Champions League quest, which was last shared with Sri Lanka in 2002 when rain washed out the Final, under then captain Sourav Ganguly.
India had a new look squad for the Champions Trophy, with the likes of Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and others not finding themselves in the team. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja were some of the names who made their way into the England flight.
India won all five matches in the tournament, beating Sri Lanka in the semi-final, and then England in the Final to win the trophy. It was a surreal affair at Edgbaston as a rain-marred Final saw a 20-over affair.
India, under Dhoni’s guidance and courtesy of some brilliant bowling by Jadeja, Ashwin and Ishant Sharma – won the match by 5 runs and thus etched their names in the history books. And this happened on June 23, which completes a decade today.
Since then, India haven’t won an ICC trophy. Today, a decade passes since India have won an ICC trophy. And on a bittersweet day such as this, fans took to social media and paid homage to MS Dhoni and that Indian team which last won this nation an ICC silverware-
Dhoni became the first and only captain to have won three ICC trophies.
On this Day, MS Dhoni become the only captain & player to have all 3 white ball ICC trophies❤️🔥pic.twitter.com/ysvxiMeU0P
— msd_stan (@bdrijalab) June 23, 2023
A picture collage which transcends the emotion, passion for a billion of this nation.
Sep 24th, 2007 – Won T20 WC.
Apr 2nd, 2011 – Won ODI WC.
Jun 23rd, 2013 – Won CT.
MS Dhoni completed white-ball cricket as a leader on this day in 2013, only captain in the history of the game to achieve this feat – THE GOAT. pic.twitter.com/sCg3lZOw18
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 23, 2023
India cricket’s apex body BCCI had a message for that special day in England.
#OnThisDay in 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣3️⃣
MS Dhoni became the first Captain (in Men’s cricket) to win all three ICC trophies in limited-overs cricket 👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/x4le09coFM
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 23, 2023
Check out the complete highlights of the ICC Champions Trophy Final in 2013 here-
MS Dhoni’s masterclass captaincy in champions trophy. pic.twitter.com/69ujIKPUdZ
— (@rahulmsd_91) June 23, 2023
Get breaking news alerts.
You have already subscribed