Known as ‘Mr Cool’, Dhoni gave a different identity to the Indian cricket team. Dhoni made many records in his cricket career.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been one of the most successful captains of Team India. Today Dhoni is celebrating his 40th birthday. Born on July 7, 1981, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is respected not only by the fans but also by the cricketers. Known as ‘Mr Cool’, Dhoni gave a different identity to the Indian cricket team. Dhoni made many records in his cricket career. Although he has retired from international cricket, but even today the fans are eager to see him playing on the field. Dhoni is the captain of IPL team Chennai Super Kings. Dhoni has given his best performance and as a captain, Team India has won many tournaments. Today we are going to tell you about five such records of his, which are not easy to break.
Only captain to win three ICC trophies
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only captain under whose captaincy Team India won three ICC trophies. In the year 2007, India won the T20 World under the captaincy of Dhoni. After this, in the year 2011, his captaincy also led India to victory in the ODI World Cup. At the same time, in the year 2013, Team India also won the title of ICC Champions Trophy under the captaincy of Dhoni.
Most not out in ODIs
Dhoni has made many records in the ODI format. Dhoni holds the record of returning the pavilion not out for the most times in ODIs. He remained not out 84 times in his ODI career. He is followed by former South African all-rounder Shaun Pollock at number two in this list. Pollock remained unbeaten 72 times.
Record for most stumpings
MS Dhoni is a brilliant batsman as well as an amazing wicketkeeper. Everyone is convinced of his stumping. He stumps at such a fast pace that the batsman does not get a chance to recover. Dhoni holds the record for most stumpings in international cricket. He has stumped players 192 times in international cricket. According to the report, there is a record of 38 stumpings in Tests, 120 in ODIs and 34 in T20s.
9 times won the match by putting six
Dhoni has been popular for playing big shots. His helicopter shot is famous for Kaki. Dhoni is also very famous for hitting sixes. He has hit 359 sixes in all three formats of cricket. He hit 70 sixes in Tests, 229 in ODIs and 52 in T20 Internationals. He is second among Indian batsmen in terms of hitting the most number of sixes in ODI cricket. He is the only player in the world to win the team by hitting a six on 9 occasions in ODIs.
record as captain
Dhoni has captained India for the most number of times. He has captained Team India in 60 Tests, 200 ODIs and 72 T20 Internationals. Apart from this, he is also one of the most successful captains of India.