What Cricketers are saying on Dhoni’s Retirement and Dhoni’s records – A must-read for MSDians!

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Indian Cricket team captain aged 39 years announces his retirement from international cricket on 15th August i.e. Independence Day of India at 17:29 hours. Dhoni declared his retirement by posting a video of his entire journey on Instagram that made his fans and cricket world emotional.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni made his ODI debut v/s Bangladesh on 23 December 2004, test debut v/s Sri Lanka on 2 December 2005 and T20 debut v/s South Africa on 1 December 2006. He played his last ODI at semi-finals of ICC world cup 2019 v/s New Zealand on 9 July 2019.

Known as Mahi by his beloved fans, there was despair and heartbreak when fans realized they won’t be able to see their captain cool in international matches, though he would continue to play for Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League starting from 19th September at U.A.E.

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Dhoni’s records as a Captain

  • Dhoni has won 41 matches as a captain in T20Is – the most by any captain. The next on the list is Asghar Afghan of Afghanistan with 39 wins.
  • MS Dhoni showed India how to win big tournaments. He is the only captain to win all the three ICC trophies: ODI World Cup (2011), T20 World Cup (2007) and Champions Trophy (2013).

Dhoni’s records as a Batsman

  • MS Dhoni is the only player to score 10,000 plus runs batting at No. 6 or lower in international cricket. He’s scored 10628 runs at an average of 41.19 with 9 100s and 69 50s. The next best is Mark Boucher of South Africa with 9365 runs at 29.26 with five 100s and 55 fifties.
  • Dhoni hit 359 sixes in international cricket – the most by any wicket-keeper batsman.
  • Dhoni is the only Indian wicket-keeper batsman to score a double century in Tests. That double ton arrived in 2013 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, where he hit a match-winning 224 off 265 balls against Australia and also won the Man of the Match award.
  • Dhoni’s 183 not out against Sri Lanka in Jaipur in 2005 still remains the highest score by a wicket-keeper batsman in ODIs. The next best is Quinton de Kock with 178 against Australia at the Centurion in 2016.
  • Dhoni scored 17266 runs in his international career, the second-most by any wicket-keeper batsman behind Kumar Sangakkara who amassed 17840.

Dhoni’s records as a Finisher

  • Dhoni is the only batsman who averages more than 100 in successful run chases in ODIs. He averages a staggering 102.71. (For batsmen to have played 20 innings or more in successful run chases).
  • What adds weight to the above stat is the fact that he’s remained not out in international cricket most number of times – 142, including 47 times in successful ODI chases – the most by any player.
  • And an interesting nugget: Dhoni has hit winning runs via a six 13 times in international cricket.

Dhoni’s records as Wicket Keeper

  • One of the fittest cricketers in the world, MS Dhoni was lightening fast behind the stumps. The bails would get clipped in milliseconds and get the batsman stumped.
  • Dhoni made 195 stumpings across the formats during his career – the most by any wicket-keeper.
  • Dhoni had 91 dismissals in T20Is, most by any wicket-keeper in the format. The next best is Dinesh Ramdin who is quite far behind with 63 dismissals.
  • Dhoni had 829 dismissals in international cricket, the third-highest behind Mark Boucher (998) and Adam Gilchrist (905)
  • Dhoni is the only wicket-keeper to feature in 500-plus international matches.

Indian and International Cricketers on Dhoni’s Retirement

1. Sachin Tendulkar – Former Indian Cricketer

2. Virender Sehwag – Former Indian Cricketer

3. Virat Kohli – Indian Cricketer

4. Rohit Sharma – Indian Cricketer

5. Harbhajan Singh – Former Indian Cricketer

6. Ravindrasinh Jadeja – Indian Cricketer

7. Yuzvendra Chahal – Indian Cricketer

8. Zaheer Khan – Former Indian Cricketer

9. K.L. Rahul – Indian Cricketer

10. Shikhar Dhawan – Indian Cricketer

11. Rishabh Pant – Indian Cricketer

12. Kuldeep Yadav – Indian Cricketer

13. Mohammad Shami – Indian Cricketer

14. Bhuvneshwar Kumar – Indian Cricketer

15. Yusuf Pathan – Former Indian Cricketer

16. Irfan Pathan – Former Indian Cricketer

17. V.V.S. Laxman – Former Indian Cricketer

18. Ravichandran Ashwin – Indian Cricketer

19. Ravi Shastri – Coach and Former Indian Cricketer

20. Adam Gilchrist – Former Australian Cricketer

21. Kevin Pietersen – Former England Cricketer

22. Ricky Ponting – Former Australian Cricketer

23. Herschelle Gibbs – Former South African Cricketer

24. Shane Warne – Former Australian Cricketer

25. Gautam Gambhir – Former Indian Cricketer

26. Hardik Pandya – Indian Cricketer

27. Cheteshwar Pujara – Indian Cricketer

28. Anil Kumble – Former Indian Cricketer

29. Shardul Thakur – Indian Cricketer

30. Ajinkya Rahane – Indian Cricketer

31. Umesh Yadav – Indian Cricketer

32. Jasprit Bumrah – Indian Cricketer

33. Mayank Agarwal – Indian Cricketer

This is all for farewell to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, If we miss out on any tweet do let us know, we’ll add it.
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