The Ranchi lad, MS Dhoni has come a long way in International Cricket. He has led India to the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, 2011 50-over World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy and has certainly etched his name among the greats of Indian cricket.
Lovingly called as Captain Cool is one of the most loved and respected Indian player like Sachin Tendulkar. There’s not a single person who dislikes him. He always remains cool and is away from controversy.
Apart from his cool nature, it is his batting skills and stumping ideas that makes him a perfect wicket-keeper. He is the holder of many records and below is listed a few:-
- Most Centuries While Batting at Number 7 in ODIs
MS Dhoni has scored nine centuries in his ODI career from 278 matches. He has scored two centuries while batting at number seven in ODIs, which is the most by any batsman in ODIs while batting at number seven.
- Most Sixes in International Cricket as Captain
MS Dhoni has captained India in 324 international matches till date and scored 10,964 runs. He has hit 204 sixes in international cricket as captain of the Indian team, the most by any captain in international cricket.
- Most stumpings in International Cricket
Apart from his helicopter shot, MS Dhoni is also known for his quickness behind the stumps as a wicket-keeper. MS Dhoni has claimed 148 stumpings in 439 international matches, the most by any wicket-keeper in international cricket till date.
- Highest Score by a Wicket-Keeper Batsman in an ODI Innings
MS Dhoni scored 183* against Sri Lanka while batting at number three as a wicket-keeper on 31 October 2005 in Jaipur. The Ranchi lad created the record of the most runs scored by a wicket-keeper batsman in an ODI innings. He had hit 15 fours and 10 sixes in the match and took India to victory.
- Most Runs Scored Without Scoring a Fifty in T20Is
MS Dhoni has scored 1069 runs in T20Is as captain of India in 70 matches, the most by any captain in T20I history. He has a highest score of 48* which means he hasn’t scored a fifty in T20Is yet and therefore he has scored the most runs in T20Is without scoring a fifty.
- Most T20I Matches Won as Captain
MS Dhoni has captained India in 70 T20I matches and out of which India have won 41 matches. The wicket-keeper batsman has won the most number of matches as captain in T20Is.
- Most Times Bowled in International Cricket While Playing as a Wicket-Keeper
MS Dhoni has bowled 132 balls in international cricket from 439 matches and taken only one wicket. There are six wicket-keepers in the history of international cricket other than MS Dhoni who have bowled more than once in their careers while playing as a wicket-keeper.