Ms Dhoni: Our tribute to one of all time Greats.

MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on 15 August 2020 on the day of India’s 74th independence. MS Dhoni was without doubt one of the greatest cricketers of all time and also one of the best captains of all time. We look at the great man’s records in all the formats of the game.

As Captain:

MS Dhoni was one of India’s best captains ever.A look at his achievements reinforces the fact. 

Ms Dhoni is the only captain in history to win all three ICC Events: ICC World Cup in 2011, ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 and the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007.

MS Dhoni led India in 200 ODIs, 60 Tests and 72 T20Is before announcing his retirement on August 15, 2020. He led India in a total of 332 international matches which is the most by any captain in the world.

Dhoni has won the most number of matches as the captain of India in all three formats. 27 in tests, 110 in ODI and 41 in T20I.

Dhoni is the most successful T20I captain with 41 wins in a record 72 matches led.

He led the Chennai Super Kings to three IPL titles since the tournament began. Under his captainship, Chennai became the first and only side to retain their IPL title in 2010-11, while finishing as runners-up on five other occasions.

Dhoni has won 104 IPL matches with 60% wins. He is also the only captain to cross the 100 mark in wins.

Ms Dhoni’s record in IPL is nothing short of sensational. The Ranchi native has also won the Champions League on 2 occasions.

Ms Dhoni also proved his leadership credentials in the longer format by leading India to a Test Mace in 2010.

First Captain to lead India to a win in ODI tri series in Australia.

Batsman:

Dhoni has featured in 350 ODIs and has scored 10,773 runs at an average of 50.6 and a strike rate of 87.6. In T20Is, he amassed 1617 runs in 98 matches at a strike rate of 126.10.

The swashbuckling Dhoni became the first Player in history to pass 10,000 ODI runs with 50+ average.

MS Dhoni also holds the record for Highest individual score by a wicketkeeper in ODIs.

Dhoni’s sensational knock of 183 runs off 145 balls helped India chased the target of 299 runs with 23 balls to spare. Almost 15 years on the record lives on.

Dhoni has scored 4031 runs in the number 6 position, most by a no 6 player in ODI history.

MS Dhoni also holds the record for most not outs by any batsman in ODIs. He has remained unbeaten in 84 ODI matches.

MS Dhoni became the No. 1 batsman just after 42 innings in 2005 – A World record that still stands.

MS Dhoni hit a total of 204 ODI sixes as the captain of the team, another World record.

MS Dhoni’s record in successful chases is 102.71 the most by a player in ODI history.

Dhoni’s score of 183 not out is the 2nd highest score by a batsman while chasing.

As Wicket Keeper:

Dhoni is India’s most successful wicketkeeper in all three formats.

The lightning quick wicketkeeper has 294 dismissals in tests, 434 in ODIs and 87 in T20 internationals.

Indian record in Tests and ODI’s while his tally in the shortest format of the game is also a world record by a fair margin.

First Indian wicketkeeper to take 300 ODI catches.

Dhoni has the most stumpings (120) by any wicketkeeper in ODI’s.

Dhoni has 87 dismissals in T20 cricket, a world record.

His tally of 54 catches and 33 stumpings is also a World record.

Lastly, Dhoni was the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009.

All Stats courtesy of Cricinfo and Wikipedia.c

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