3 Records of MS Dhoni which might never be broken

MS Dhoni, one of the greatest cricketers of all-time, is still going strong in the sport at the age of 42 years old. He is currently playing for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, making a big impact with his quick-fire cameos, and of course, helping his team on the field from behind the stumps.

During his illustrious cricketing career, MS Dhoni has achieved improbable feats, etching his name in history books. In this article, SportsTiger looks at the three records of MS Dhoni, which might never be broken.

Most matches as international captain

MS Dhoni took over the reigns of the Indian cricket team back in 2007, captaining them in a whopping 332 matches in all formats of the game, winning 178 of those, while there were also 120 losses, six ties, and 15 draws. When he last led Team India in 2018, he was ahead of Ricky Ponting by eight matches in the all-time international captaincy list, while Stephen Fleming is a further 21 matches behind.

Highest number of stumpings in international cricket

The wicket-keeping skills of MS Dhoni has been par excellence throughout his career, and it showed through during his time at international cricket. From 2004 to 2019, he created an all-time record of 195 stumpings in 608 innings, which is 56 more than what Kumar Sangakkara did in 499 innings during his career at the highest level of the game.

Winning all three ICC trophies

During his leadership tenure, MS Dhoni made history with the Indian cricket team, becoming the first captain to win the T20 World Cup (2007), ODI World Cup (2011), and the Champions Trophy (2013). He played a massive role in bringing the golden era for Indian cricket in the limited overs formats, while also taking the national team to the top ranking in Tests.

 

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