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By Ramya Ashok Kumar | Nov 22, 2018 05:16 PM
Dhoni reveals CSK team made him promote himself during WC 2011 finals

Captain Cool aka MS Dhoni has captained India to victory in both the T20 and ODI World Cup. Despite not being in a good form currently, he will always be known for his level-headedness on the field.


One of the most spontaneous decisions Dhoni has ever taken was during the 2011 World Cup finals against Sri Lanka. Dhoni in a split second decided to promote himself ahead of Yuvraj Singh and went to bat. His move immensely worked in India's favour.


While his decision was much appreciated, not much is known as to why Dhoni did it. Speaking at an event on Thursday, Dhoni finally cleared the doubt and it seems to have been due to his IPL franchise - Chennai Super Kings.


Dhoni explained, "I knew most of the bowlers of Sri Lanka as they were part of the Chennai Super Kings earlier. I promoted myself because Muralitharan was bowling at that time. I have played him a lot in the CSK nets and I was confident that I will be able to score runs freely against him. That was one of the main reasons why I pushed myself up the order during the final."