MS Dhoni back as India’s captain

MS Dhoni came out as the captain of the Indian cricket team for the 200th time in ODIs during the Asia Cup 2018 match against Afghanistan in Dubai, today. India decided to rest skipper Rohit Sharma for the match as they have already qualified for the summit clash of the competition.

Dhoni has won 110 out of the 199 matches as skipper with 74 losses, 4 ties and 11 matches ending in no result. He is the third international captain after Ricky Ponting (Australia) and Stephen Fleming (New Zealand) to captain any national side for 200 matches.

For India, the second spot belongs to Mohammad Azharuddin who captained the India side for 174 matches. MS Dhoni’s final match as India’s designated ODI skipper was way back in October 29, 2016, when India defeated New Zealand by 190 runs in Visakhapatnam.

While India have already booked a place in the final with wins over Bangladesh and Pakistan, Afghanistan have no chance of making it to the summit clash after two close losses.

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