After a successful decade-and-a-half in international cricket, MS Dhoni declared his departure from all aspects of the game. The wicketkeeper-batsman set several milestones for the national team in all formats of the game, as well as excelling in franchise tournaments such as the IPL. On that note, here are MS Dhoni’s five records, none of which are likely to be broken anytime in the foreseeable future.
MS Dhoni holds records that are impossible to be broken anytime soon:
1. Most IPL matches as a captain – MS Dhoni’s reputation has been associated with CSK out over years, and he has returned the franchise’s confidence in him. Apart from winning the IPL three times, CSK is the only team to reach the tournament’s playoffs every year. In the ten seasons they’ve played in the tournament, they’ve made it to the IPL final eight times. MS Dhoni is the captain who has played the most matches (174) in the history of the competition. He also has the best win rate of 60.11 percent among all captains who have captained a team for at least 30 games in the IPL’s era.
2. First batsman to score 10,000 runs in international cricket while batting at number six or lower. MS Dhoni scored 10,628 international runs while batting at number six or lower throughout his career. Mark Boucher is the second person on the list, with 9,365 runs. For any cricketer, MS Dhoni’s statistics batting in the lower middle order are difficult to beat.
3. In Tests and ODIs, an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman has the highest score. MS Dhoni occupies the global benchmark Test and ODI score by an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman: 224 toward Australia in the Chennai Test in 2013 and an undefeated 183 against Sri Lanka in an ODI in Jaipur in 2005.
4. In international cricket, the most stumpings have occurred. When it got to wicketkeeping, MS Dhoni had his own style. To put it mildly, he was incredibly sharp behind stumps.
His responses were a sight to see, and it’s one of his skills that did not deteriorate with age. MS Dhoni has the ability to stump batsmen in seconds, even before they realise what has happened. MS Dhoni’s contextual sense helped him become the first wicketkeeper in ODI history to hit 100 stumpings, and he ended his international career with 195 stumpings in all formats.
5. In ODI cricket, he has the most not-outs. When it came to pursuing in ODI cricket, MS Dhoni was a whole different animal. Though batting second, he was not out on 51 occasions, with India missing just two of these games.