The glorious, surreal and unparalleled run of the Indian cricket captain is over now. This is the start of the end for Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
The ‘Captain Cool’ was born with an ethereal horoscope with Mercury in own house and Uranus and ‘Planet-Y’ in deep exaltation. This extraordinary phenomenon happens once in about 180 years and makes Dhoni a legend like similar 1981 borns: Iker Casillas, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, etc. While it was the revolutionary Uranus that broke the shackles and helped him win two World Cups, ‘Planet-Y’ made him a consistent performer and one of the most successful captains ever. Mercury makes him a shrewd thinker who always stays ahead of the game.
The best period for Dhoni was from 2006 to 2011 when ‘Planet-Y’ was the ruling planet. He has won everything that could possibly be won: Tests, World Cups, club championships, etc. His decline started when he lost the final of IPL-V to Gautam Gambhir. His challenges have compounded since August 2012, as Saturn, the planet of impediments, has entered his fifth house of sports. Saturn has made the Indian skipper listless, bereft of ideas and conservative in recent times.
The Chennai Super Kings skipper will not be able to win another World Cup as a captain for sure. There are also chances that he may lose the Test and Twenty 20 captaincy to other player(s). But the move may not make a difference as he will only return empty handed from the 2015 ODI World Cup.
Dhoni will not be able to win another club championship too. But his value as a batsman/wicketkeeper for India will soar several notches when he would play under the captaincy of another player.
—Lobo is a city-based astrologer