Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have reached the twilight of his career but there is little doubt over his rich legacy. A middle-class boy who gave up his ticket collector's job in the Railways to pursue cricket, Dhoni will undeniably be proud of what he left behind and what he eventually achieved.
He is one of those rare cricketers who had his say in every facet of the game. His leadership skills saw India scaling new heights in cricket. The unorthodox batting he boasts of, earned him the moniker of one of the greatest finishers of the game. His home-made wicket-keeping style, which questioned the purists' technique, spelt doom for some of the best in the business.
And, even if he couldn't bowl, Dhoni's guidance to bowlers from behind the stumps allowed him to make key contributions in another aspect of the beautiful game.