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Captain Cool is '4-Star': Dhoni gets unique memento from team

The Indian team, led by skipper Virat Kohli, today felicitated former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his inspirational leadership.

Published: 01st February 2017 08:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2017 08:50 PM   |  A+A-

India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni bats during the third Twenty20 international cricket match against England at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. | AP

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Indian team, led by skipper Virat Kohli, today felicitated former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his inspirational leadership and presented him with an innovative wooden plaque with four 'Silver Stars' embossed on it.
     
The little private programme, including players, support staff and chairman of selectors MSK Prasad, happened at the team hotel and the cricketers also gave him a 'Thank You' note.
     
It was learnt that the stars signified four landmark achievements of Dhoni's captaincy. The first being 2007 World T20 triumph, being No 1 in Tests in 2009, the 50-over World Cup victory in 2011 and 2013 Champions Trophy win in England.
     
"Inspirational. Captain par-excellence. Thank you - #TeamIndia @msdhoni," BCCI tweeted on its official handle with a picture of the whole squad.
     
The felicitation happened before the last match of T20 the series and Dhoni is next expected to be seen in India colours only during the Champions Trophy.

Since he had announced the decision to step down before the start of the series, the team, in its own sweet way, wanted to offer him a vote of thanks for his leadership. 

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