Former Indian Skipper MS Dhoni added another record to his name while playing limited-overs cricket for India. The 36-year old became the fourth wicket-keeper to reach 400 dismissals in one-day cricket besides Adam Gilchrist, Kumar Sangakkara, and Mark Boucher.
Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara holds the record with 482 dismissals to his name in the format. Australia’s Adam Gilchrist has 472 dismissals while South Africa’s Mark Boucher has 424 dismissals to his name.
Dhoni has been performing well in the format despite being the most experienced player in the Indian one-day setup. It is a testament to his tremendous work ethic as he became the first Indian wicket-keeper to reach 400 dismissals in the one-day cricket in 308 innings.
The wicket-keeper holds a remarkable record as a batsman as well in the format and has scored over 9,000 runs at an average of 51.3 with ten centuries to his name. He has been a key figure in the Indian middle order and has managed to win games for the side in different situations. MS Dhoni has led India to win their second World Cup played at home in 2011 and produced significant innings to see the hosts win the game to lift the title.
MS Dhoni managed to reach 400 dismissals during the third one-day game against South Africa at Cape Town. He stumped South African captain Aiden Makram who opted for the aerial route against the left-arm spin of Kuldeep Yadav. It looks highly unlikely that Dhoni record will be broken as second best is Nayan Monga who has 154 dismissals to his name in one-day cricket.
The wicket-keeper batsman is also close to reaching 10,000 runs in the one-day cricket and is just 33 runs away from reaching the milestone. He is set to join a elite club of batsmen as Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and Rahul Dravid are three Indian players who have scored more than 10,000 runs in one-day cricket.