India's World Cup winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has made it to Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2011 list.
The magazine's description of MS Dhoni penned by author Chetan Bhagat describes him as someone who is now universally acknowledged as India's best cricket captain ever.
Bhagat goes on to say: "As astonishing as Dhoni's talent is his background. Indian success stories are usually associated with pedigree, connections and power. Dhoni, from a small-town family of modest means, had none of these, but he's shown India that you can make it with only one thing: excellence. Dhoni doesn't just lead a cricket team; he's also India's captain of hope. And he didn't just win India the World Cup; he also taught India how to win."
Sachin Tendulkar was amongst Time's list of most influential people in 2010.