MS Dhoni’s Records
It was another feather in the cap of Captain Cool MS Dhoni as India clinched the T20I series against Zimbabwe.
By leading India in this game, Dhoni is now level with Ricky Ponting for having captained the most matches in all three formats combined – 324. Ponting led Australia from 2002 to 2011.
Dhoni took over the reins in 2007 and till now has been at the helm in 194 ODIs, 70 T20Is and 60 Tests. He quit the longest format in late 2014 and Virat Kohli took over.
Leading your team in over 300 games is no mean feat. Next time the 34-year-old captains his country, he’ll become the most capped skipper in the history of international cricket. Quite an achievement that!
He is also India’s most successful captain ever, having overseen 27 Test match victories, 107 ODI wins and 40 T20 successes.
During his nine-year tenure, he has guided India to title triumphs in the World T20 (2007), the World Cup (2011) and the Champions Trophy (2013) besides leading the side to the top of the ICC Test rankings.
India defeated Zimbabwe 3-0 in the ODI series and 2-1 in the T20Is. Yesterday, they sneaked home by 3 runs to complete their African Safari on a high.
Credit goes to: Somak Adhikari