India\'s five-run win over England in Birmingham on Sunday meant their captain added the Champions Trophy to his kitty after the World Twenty20 and World Cup.
Birmingham: India's five-run win over England on Sunday has given their leader MS Dhoni a rare triple, that of becoming the first captain in world cricket to have won all major ICC trophies.
The ICC Champions Trophy followed Dhoni leading India to glory in the 2007 World Twenty20 and the 50-over World Cup in 2011.
His team entered the tournament on the back of the IPL 6 spot-fixing controversy which threatened o seriously unravel the credibility of Indian cricket.
In the end, they remained unbeaten in England and Wales, opening the tournament with victory of South Africa at Cardiff and wrapping it up with a narrow win over the hosts in Birmingham. India won all six matches in the Champions Trophy.
In addition to laying his hands on all three ICC trophies, Dhoni led India to the top of the ICC Test rankings in December 2009.