It was on that day, eight years ago, when MS Dhoni he added another feather to his stuffed hat. The former captain of India achieved a remarkable feat in 2013, becoming the first captain in history to complete a hat-trick from the ICC trophies.
Donnie’s team defeated England with a mustache to lift the Champions Trophy in a rain clash at Edgebaston. After being set to fight in a final that was reduced to 20 overs per country, India managed to reach a modest 129/7, with Virat Kohli highest score on the watt diagram.
Virat Koli scored 34-ball 43 before that Ravindra Jadea finally with a 33-series cameo at the end, helping India break the 120-mile mark.
In response, England was reduced to 46/4 before Eoin Morgan-Ravi Bopara duet added a twist to the tale. The pair released 64 tracks for the fifth goal and the match seemed to slip out of India’s hands. However, leaving the duo made the final impact on the Men in Blue.
In the end, England lost the title match by five tracks, while Dhoni engraved his name in the record books. The ICC also recalled India’s triumph and paid tribute to the former Indian captain.
“On June 23, 2013, the final of the ICC Champions Trophy @msdhoni became the first captain in history to complete a hat-trick of ICC trophies: Trophy 2007 @ t20worldcup Trophy 2011 @cricketworldcup Trophy 2013 Champions Trophy,” writes ICC.
“#OnThisDay in 2013, Edgbaston Roundabout, Birmingham. Led by @msdhoni #TeamIndia beat England to lift the ICC Champions Trophy,” tweeted BCCI.