Top 8 records of MS Dhoni which proves how big cricketer he is

MS Dhoni is the one of the greatest icons in cricket world. One of the most respected cricketers in the world with a massive fan following. The long-haired guy from Ranchi who was captaining in his first tournament in 2007 T20 World Cup, no one thought he would lead India to win inaugural T20 World Cup Tournament.

MS Dhoni coming out to bat

He did not stop, 4 years after, he made India the champion of 50 overs World Cup in 2011 World Cup. India won the World Cup after 28 years under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Two years hence, India won their second Champions Trophy in England in 2013 and again the captain was no other than MS Dhoni and he became the first captain to win all three ICC trophies.

He did not only showed his captaincy masterclass in International cricket but also in the biggest T20 Cricket League in the World Indian Premier League. He made Chennai Super Kings Champions 4 times in 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021 which makes him the second most successful captain in IPL history. Even in Champions League Twenty20, he led Chennai Super kings to win two trophies, one in 2010/11 in South Africa and the other one in 2014/15 in India.

Apart from being a great captain, MS Dhoni was the only best finishers World has ever seen. He also excelled in wicket-keeping.

So here are the top 8 extraordinary records of MS Dhoni as a player.

  1. He is the first ever cricketer to score 10,000 ODI runs with an average of 50. He finished his ODI career with 10,777 runs and an average of 50.58. After him, only Virat Kohli has been able to achieve this feat.
  2. MS Dhoni took just 42 innings to become the number 1 ranked ODI batsman in the world and he is the fastest to achieve this in the history of the game. He also remained in top 5 ODI batsmen list for consecutive 5-6 years.
  3. Regarded as the greatest finisher of all time, even the numbers don’t lie. MS Dhoni has scored most runs in 50th over in ODI cricket. He has made 377 runs in 50th over with an amazing strike rate of 208.
  4. MS Dhoni has smashed most number of sixes in (40-50)th over in ODI Cricket. He has smashed 146 sixes in 40-50 overs. Also he has the second most number of sixes for India in International cricket (359).
  5. Having great records in batting, MS Dhoni has showed his skills in wicket-keeping too. He holds the record of most dismissals by a wicket-keeper. He has been part of 829 dismissals behind the stumps which includes 634 catches & 195 Stumpings.
  6. MS Dhoni has scored the second most runs in International cricket. 4876 runs in test, 10773 runs in ODI cricket & 1617 runs in T20I cricket are on his name. Only Kumar Sangakkara (17840) is ahead of Dhoni in this list.
  7. MS Dhoni holds the record of scoring most runs in International cricket batting at 6 or below. In fact he is the only batsman in the world to score 10,000 runs batting at number 6 or below.
  8. The man who made India a champion of 50-overs World Cup did not just display his art of captaincy but also he was the main reason India could beat Sri Lanka in final. He scored 91* runs in final and won player of the match award. Thus, he is the only Indian captain to win man of the match award in an ICC tournament final.

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