IPL 2021: 7 big records MS Dhoni can break or create in the tournament

IPL 2021: 7 big records MS Dhoni can break or create in the tournament

MS Dhoni holds the record for playing most finals in the Indian Premier League.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

MS Dhoni is considered among the greatest ever captains in the game of cricket. The veteran player will be featuring as captain for the 13th season in IPL 2021. He is among the finest finishers of limited-overs format and has won many games on his known for his teams from difficult situations. The former Indian captain might play for the last time in IPL this season. He would want to give his best in the possible final season as a player in IPL.

Let’s look at 7 records that MS Dhoni can break or create in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League:

188 – MS Dhoni has featured in 188 IPL matches as a skipper till now and is all set to achieve the 200-mark this year.

368 – The CSK captain has scored 4632 runs in 182 IPL innings so far. He needs to score 368 more runs to become the first wicketkeeper to complete 5000 runs in IPL.

148 – MS Dhoni has effected 148 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in the cash-rich league. Once he effects 2 more dismissals, he will become the first wicketkeeper to complete 150 dismissals in IPL.

Player Matches Catches Stumpings Dismissals
MS Dhoni 204 109 39 148
Dinesh Karthik 196 110 30 140
Robin Uthappa 189 58 32 90
Parthiv Patel 139 65 16 81
Wriddhiman Saha 124 56 20 76

109 – Dhoni has taken 109 catches behind the stumps and is only behind Dinesh Karthik (110). It will be interesting to see who among the two finishes at the top in the catches record.

1928 – The wicketkeeper-batsman has aggregated 1928 runs in IPL while batting at number 5. He needs to score 72 more runs at that position to become the first player to complete 2000 IPL runs at the number 5 spot.

17 – A total of 17 player of the match awards have been won by MS Dhoni so far in IPL. He is only behind Rohit Sharma (18) among Indian players in this record and can attain the top spot with his performance this season.

Player Matches Runs Awards
AB de Villiers 169 4849 23
Chris Gayle 132 4772 22
Rohit Sharma 200 5230 18
David Warner 142 5254 17
MS Dhoni 204 4632 17

49  – Often termed as the best finisher, MS Dhoni’s record speaks for himself when it comes to death overs. He has scored the most runs (2769) in death overs in IPL. Among these, Dhoni has smashed 49 sixes in 20th over of IPL and can become the first player to hit 50 sixes in any one over.

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