Former Team India captain MS Dhoni, who has led his team across all formats, has been a cornerstone for the nation — known for his calm and composed demeanour. And on MS Dhoni birthday special, there’s plenty of memories to cherish.
During his illustrious cricket journey since 2004, Dhoni has taken Indian team to greater heights. In the meantime, he has also faced the wrath for failing to deliver on the occasional blunders.
In 2014, amid Australia series, Dhoni hung his boots from the International Test cricket.
With performance further coming under scanner, Dhoni decided to tender his resignation as a skipper in One Day International format in 2017. After that Virat Kohli became his successor in the white-ball cricket, too.
Anyway, apart from playing an aggressive brand of cricket, Dhoni has equally played an important role in carrying youngsters alongside him.
Apart from the occasional blips, MS Dhoni has held his head high to produce scintillating knocks for Team India which further includes some exciting records to his name during his illustrious cricketing career.
Above all, his consistency behind the stumps had earned him accolades for being agile as well Captain Cool.
If you still doubt about MS Dhoni to its length and breadth, then here’s how his records justify his contribution to Indian Cricket.
Here are the top 9 International records registered by living legend MS Dhoni:
Most ICC Trophies Across Formats:
MS Dhoni stood out as the most successful captain in the international format. Known for marshalling his troops, Dhoni has further backed himself to achieve milestones after milestones.Dhoni has brought glory to the Indian cricket by winning three trophies for Team India.
The Ranchi-based cricketer is the only captain in the world who has won three different ICC trophies.
In 2007, he led India to the T20 triumph by winning against pakistan before lifting India’s overall second ODI World Cup trophy in 2011 against Srilanka. In 2013, Dhoni-led Indian team thumped hosts England to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
MS Dhoni has led India in six T20 World Cup editions:
MS Dhoni has led India in as many as six versions of the World Cup Twenty editions which is in itself a record. In the inaugural edition of the 2007 World T20 in South Africa, Dhoni becomes the first-ever skipper to lift the World T20 title.
In the finale, Men in Blue defated Pakistan when Joginder Sharma got rid of Misbah-Ul-Haq to create history.
Most International Games as a Captain:
Dhoni is arguably one of the best skippers in the world, He has carved his niche by backing his teammates. The prominent cricketer has done exceedingly well as an astute thinker to deliver for the India National Cricket Team.
Owing to the most successful campaigns, MS Dhoni has been at the forefront to acheive desired results for Team India.
Dhoni has led India in 331 international matches which are deemed as most by any cricketer in its history.
MS Dhoni Holds the Record of Most Number of Not outs in ODIs:
MS Dhoni has been incredible when it came to the role of a finisher. He has been part of the some exciting battles for India with his explosive brand of cricket.
He is known for beginning the things at a slow pace, but he has often changed gears irrespective of the conditions.
In the ODI cricket, he held the record of most number of not outs.
In 348 ODIs and while featuring in 296 innings, Dhoni has remained unbeaten on 84 occasions which is most by any cricketer in the 50-over format.
Fastest to become No.1 in ICC ODI Rankings:
The celebrated cricket has done many wonders for Team India. Known for playing the big strokes, Dhoni has further taken best out of the bowlers to cleaners.
He holds the record of becoming the fastest player to become Number 1 player in the ICC ODI rankings. He took just 42 innings to achieve this milestone.
Whitewashes Australia in Australia in the past 14 decades:
MS Dhoni, who holds a special position in Indian fan’s hearts, has helped Team India to write history on the Australia soil in 2016.
Leading from the front, Dhoni backed the youngsters which further saw Virat Kohli living upto the mark.
India created a unique record in the T20 format against Australia. The visitors whitewashed Australia to create history, as Dhoni became the only skipper to whitewash Australia on their soil since the last 14 decades.
Dhoni has most T20I stumpings to his name:
MS Dhoni has been quite sharp behind the stumps. As it’s being said ‘line belongs to the umpire’, it has further witnessed Dhoni claiming it for the most-half.
Given to MS Dhoni’s athleticism, many batsmen fear to take a long stride when he is behind the stumps.
The veteran gloveman has 33 T20I stumpings to his name, which is most by any in the international wicketkeeper.
MS Dhoni is the only batsman to clinch World Cup title with a six:
Over and over again,MS Dhoni had made it a norm to finish things off in style. His trademark has been to seal the game with a six. And particularly in the ODI cricket, Dhoni has finished at least nine games in his trademark fashion with a six.
Dhoni holds the record of winning the World Cup with a six when he launched the ball literally into the orbit in 2011 World Cup Final . As soon as the ball landed into the stands, Team India and its members erupted in joy along with the jampacked Wankhede stadium.
Highest Individual score as a wicketkeeper-batsman:
During his early days of international cricket, Dhoni has put up a grand show at Jaipur on 31st of October 2005 against Sri Lanka.
During the third ODI, Sri Lanka set a target of 299 for India. In response, Dhoni played a remarkable knock and remained unbeaten on 183.