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Dhoni’s 10 records, which are still intact today; Breaking is not difficult, but impossible!

July 7 is a very special date for cricket lovers in India as well as around the world. The only reason behind this is Mahendra Singh Dhoni. July 7 is the birthday of MS Dhoni. Dhoni was born on July 7, 1981 in Ranchi. He celebrates his 42nd birthday on Friday (July 7). Today Dhoni the legend needs no introduction. Dhoni has a huge fan base not only in India, but all over the world. Dhoni has earned all this fan base on the strength of his batting and leadership qualities. Dhoni created many records in his career, which are still intact today. Today we are going to know about these unbroken records of Dhoni.

In fact, MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15, 2020. His announcement shocked many cricket fans as well as cricket legends. However, Dhoni is still seen playing in the IPL tournament. Even though Dhoni has retired from international cricket, he has set some records that no one has been able to break. These unbroken records also include feats in the IPL.

Dhoni’s unbroken records
1. Only captain to win all three ICC trophies

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian team, has shown the greatest performance in the world of cricket. This achievement is none other than winning all three ICC trophies. Dhoni first won the T20 World Cup in 2007 as the captain of the Indian team. After that, the trophy of the ODI World Cup played in 2011 was also named after India. Interestingly, India won the second ODI World Cup after a gap of 28 years (after 1983). After the T20 and ODI World Cups, Dhoni also led India to the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy title. He thus became the only captain to win all three ICC trophies.

2. Fastest stumping (in wicket)- 0.08 seconds
Dhoni also holds the record for the fastest stumping (in wicket) in international cricket. Dhoni did this feat while playing against West Indies in 2018. India scored 377 runs in the fourth match of the ODI series between India and West Indies. On the last ball of the 28th over of West Indies’ innings chasing this challenge, Dhoni dismissed Keemo Paul in just 0.08 seconds. Ravindra Jadeja was bowling this over this time. As soon as Jadeja bowled, Dhoni blew the bells. Thus, Dhoni held the record for most stumpings in cricket history.

3. Most stumpings in international cricket (195)
Dhoni’s list of unbroken records also includes the record for most stumpings (in wickets) in international cricket at third place. Dhoni has shown the batsmen the way to the tent by stumping the highest total of 195 times in 538 matches in Test, ODI and T20 cricket types in international cricket. Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara is second in this list with 139 stumpings to his name.

4. Fastest player to reach No. 1 ODI ranking (42 innings)
Another record is added to Dhoni’s list of unbroken records. That record is the fastest to reach the top spot in the ICC ODI rankings. Dhoni had created a record of winning the top spot in the ODI ranking in just 42 innings. He became the fastest player in cricket history to achieve this feat.

5. Most international appearances as captain (332)
Popularly known as ‘Mahi’, Dhoni also holds the record for most international matches played as a captain. Dhoni has so far played 332 matches as a captain in all three forms of cricket. In this, he has led the team to victory in 178 matches, while the team had to face defeat in 120 matches. Also, 6 matches were drawn while the remaining 15 matches were drawn.

6. Most matches as captain in IPL (226)
Not only does Dhoni hold the record for playing most international matches as a captain, but Dhoni also holds the record for playing most matches as a captain in the IPL. Dhoni is counted among the best captains in IPL. He has led the Chennai Super Kings team to win the trophy 5 times under his leadership. Also, he has led the team to the runner-up position in 5 seasons. Dhoni has played a total of 226 matches in the IPL while leading Chennai Super Kings and Rising Pune Supergiants. Second to Dhoni is Rohit Sharma who has played 158 matches as captain. However, this gap is very large.

7. Record for most sixes in 20th over in IPL history (59 sixes)
Dhoni also holds the record for most sixes in the 20th over in IPL history. Dhoni is a very important player of CSK team. He has won many matches by batting stormily in the 20th over. Dhoni has hit more than 50 sixes in the 20th over in IPL history. He has a total of 59 sixes to his name. This time he faced a total of 297 balls.

8. Highest run scorer in 20th over of IPL (715 runs)
Interestingly, not only in terms of hitting sixes, Dhoni also tops the list of batsmen with the most runs in the 20th over in the IPL. He has scored as many as 715 runs with the help of 59 sixes while batting in the 20th over in 95 innings. During these runs, his strike rate was 240.74.

9. Player who played most IPL Finals (11)
The final match of IPL 2023 was played between Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings. Thus, Chennai set a record of playing in the final of the IPL for the 10th time. In addition, Dhoni also made a personal record of playing in the final of the IPL for the 11th time. Dhoni also holds the record for playing most IPL finals. After this, there are three players jointly in the second position. They include Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Ambati Rayudu who have played 8 times in the IPL final.

10. Most stumpings in IPL (42)
Popularly known as ‘Captain Cool’, Dhoni has proved why he is the heaviest wicketkeeper in his long career. Dhoni holds the record for most wickets in IPL history. There are 138 catches and other 42 wickets are by stumping only. Second on the list is Dinesh Karthik who has stumped 36 times and dismissed the batsman. Dhoni has played as a specialist wicket keeper since the inauguration of IPL i.e. 2008. He has contributed immensely to the success of the Chennai Super Kings team as captain and wicket keeper throughout his IPL career.

Talking about Dhoni’s IPL career, he has scored 5082 runs at an average of 38.79 in 250 IPL matches. He has also scored a total of 24 fifties during these runs. 84 not out is Dhoni’s best individual score in IPL. During this time he faced a total of 3739 balls. Also, he remained unbeaten on 87 occasions. (Former Indian Cricketer MS Dhonis records that are unbreakable)

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