ICC World Cup: India's unbeaten run continues; MS Dhoni notches more records
Indian skipper MS Dhoni, arguably India's finest skipper ever in limited-overs cricket isn't new to setting records.
New Delhi: Indian skipper MS Dhoni, arguably India's finest skipper ever in limited-overs cricket isn't new to setting records.
As India registered their ninth successive World Cup victory, against Ireland in their fifth match of the tournament, MS Dhoni surpassed Sourav Ganguly's record of 8 consecutive World Cup victories as captain.
The streak began with India's win over West Indies in 2011 World Cup.
Dhoni is now second alongside Clive Lloyd of West Indies for most World Cup wins as a skipper with 9 matches. Ricky Ponting, under whose captaincy Australia won 24 matches in a row tops that list.
Against Ireland, Dhoni was leading the Indian team in the 175th match as captain as he surpassed Mohammad Azharuddin's record of 174 matches.
Dhoni is also credited with most wins (12) by an Indian captain in World Cups. He has overtaken 1983 World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev (11), Mohammed Azharuddin (10) and Ganguly (9).