'Captain Cool' MS Dhoni and his midas touch

For the 31-year-old Dhoni, winning the Champions Trophy completed a remarkable cycle of triumphs which started with the T20 World Cup in 2007. India also won the 2011 ODI World Cup under his leadership and the victory yesterday reaffirmed his status as India's best-ever captain. No other captain in international cricket has won three major ICC trophies.

updated: June 24, 2013 19:27 IST
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Birmingham: "Dhoni, captain cool" -- the placard held by an Indian fan appropriately sums up the magic of India's cricket captain.

"I don't turn up in the ground to achieve anything special as a captain," Dhoni said last night after his team had defended a modest 129 to defeat England and win the Champions Trophy.

These modest words may seem out of place for India's most successful cricket captain in all formats of the game --Tests, ODIs and T20s.

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