MS Dhoni Birthday: MS Dhoni Birthday From Most Successful Captain to Sixer King Know 5 Records Held By MS Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (file photo)
- Today is the birthday of former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
- MS Dhoni is celebrating his 40th birthday, still active in IPL
- 5 big records of MS Dhoni’s illustrious cricket career, which were carved with great effort
Former Indian captain and veteran wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni is celebrating his 40th birthday on Wednesday. Born on July 7, 1981, in Ranchi, Dhoni touched the heights in the cricket world, which every cricketer dreams of reaching. He was not only a successful captain but also proved to be a successful batsman. Hardly any cricket fan can forget his role as a finisher. Dhoni, who maintained his clout for more than a decade, had said goodbye to international cricket last year.
Dhoni scored a total of 16 centuries and 108 half-centuries
Dhoni made his international debut in the year 2004. He scored 4876 runs in 114 innings of 90 Tests at an average of 38.09. He scored 6 centuries and 33 half-centuries. Dhoni scored a better average in ODIs than in Tests. He added 10773 runs in 350 ODIs at an average of 50.58. He hit 10 hundreds and 73 fifty. At the same time, Dhoni scored 1617 runs in 98 T20 Internationals at an average of 37.6. He scored only two half-centuries in T20. Significantly, Dhoni has made many big records in his career. Let us tell you about 5 such international records, which Mahi has irrigated with her blood and sweat over the years.
5 strong records of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
- Dhoni is one of the most successful captains in the world. But Dhoni has given such an amazing style, which no other captain has been able to do so far. Dhoni is the only captain in the world to win three ICC trophies. Under his leadership, India won the T20 World Cup (2007), the ODI World Cup (2011) and the ICC Champions Trophy (2013).
- Dhoni is the only player to return the pavilion not out for the most number of times in ODIs. He remained not out 84 times in his ODI career. It is known that Dhoni remained not out while chasing the target 51 times out of 84. India tasted victory 47 times during this period. He is followed by former South African all-rounder Shaun Pollock at number two in this list. Pollock remained unbeaten 72 times.
- Any player under his leadership always tries to get the maximum number of wins for the team. Dhoni lived up to this criterion to a great extent. He is second in the world in terms of most wins as a captain in ODIs. Dhoni won 110 ODIs as a captain. At the same time, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is at number one. Under his leadership, Australia won 165 ODIs.
- The cricket fans were quite convinced of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s agility behind the wicket. The speed with which Dhoni used to do the stumping, the batsman was amazed. Dhoni holds the record for most stumpings in international cricket. Dhoni has done 123 stumpings in 350 ODIs. He is the only player to touch 100 stump outs.
- Dhoni has been known for hitting long sixes. He hit a total of 359 sixes in all three formats. Dhoni hit 70 sixes in Tests, 229 in ODIs and 52 in T20 Internationals. He is second among Indian batsmen to hit the most number of sixes in ODIs. However, Dhoni proved to be the master of sixes in one case. He is the only player in the world to win the team by hitting six sixes on 9 occasions in ODIs.
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