Stunning every cricket fan and expert, the Indian team management handed over the captaincy to M S Dhoni almost after 2 years against Afghanistan at the Dubai International Stadium for the last Super Four match of the Asia Cup.
In the absence of the regular skipper, Virat Kohli, who is resting after the long test series, Rohit Sharma has been leading the team so far. Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal have also been rested for the match.
Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed and Deepak Chahar were brought into the lineup of opening eleven and who else other than Dhoni could lead the team.
Now Dhoni is the third player to captain their country for 200 or more One Day Internationals after Ricky Ponting of Australia and Stephen Fleming of New Zealand. Prior to this day, under Dhoni’s 199 captaincies, India has won 110 matches and lost 74.