However, he is the captain and the buck stops with him. Also, the team that he inherited from Kumble was more or less the same, and yet Kumble's India was not exactly setting the world on fire. Dhoni has won a T20 WC, 5 tests out of his 6 (would have been all 6 but for the weather in NZ), and ODI series in Australia as captain. And seniors like Tendulkar have come out in the open praising lavishly his captaincy skills. He also captained CSK to the IPL finals last year, and missed out just by a whisker. If all this is due to luck, then I would love to define captaincy as the art of using your luck.