MS Dhoni creates 4 World Records after hitting 78 runs against West Indies in 3rd ODI. Here's the list

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only Indian wicket-keeper batsman to create all these four world records in ODIs. He has played 291 ODIs so far and his marvels have surpassed many legendary cricketers on this planet

After almost a month, wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s bat yelled runs and turned out to be a saviour for his team in the third India vs West Indies ODI held on June 30 in Antigua. He not only ended up scoring 78 runs off 79 balls but also, took his team to a decent total of 251. Team India had a very poor start as in-form batsman Shikhar Dhawan lost his wicket early. Skipper Virat Kohli also couldn’t do well in the game and was out after scoring just 11 runs off 22 balls. Yuvraj Singh, who came in at number 4, also returned to the pavilion after facing 55 balls and by then, India had lost 3 wickets within 100 runs.

MS Dhoni took the charge right from then and he played till the end. MS and Ajinkya Rahane added a total of 70 runs for the 4th wicket. By the end, MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav shifted the gear to take the team total above 250.

Dhoni took a bit longer time to get settled on the crease as by the end of 40th over, he had only scored 29 runs. He soon changed the momentum and moving a step ahead, he started charging the bowlers once Ajinkya Rahane got out after a gritty 72-run knock. In the last 10 overs, he knocked 48 runs and remained not out after scoring 78.

With this half-century, MS Dhoni became the 2nd wicket-keeper in the world to score most number of fifties in his international career after Kumara Sangakkara. He is also the only Indian wicket-keeper to do so.

Serial No     Player                          Teams    Match     Inns    100s     50s     50+
       1 Kumara Sangakkara Sri Lanka XI / Asia XI / ICC World XI      464     474     30     110    140
      2 MS Dhoni India / Asia XI      460     464     16     97     113
      3 AC Gilchrist Australia / ICC World XI       391     424     33     79     112


Along with this record, MS Dhoni also surpassed Mohammad Azharuddin in terms of scoring more number of runs being an Indian captain. Azhar scored a total of 9378 runs in his career while MS Dhoni has 9442 runs in his account.

     Serial No         Player    Matches        Innings          Runs             HS          Average
1 SR Tendulkar        463           452          18426           200*            44.8
2 SC Ganguly        311           300          11363            183            41
3 R Dravid        344           318         10889            153            39.2
4 MS Dhoni        294           254          9442            183*            51.3
5 M Azharuddin        334           308          9378            153*            36.9


As a wicket-keeper, MS Dhoni is currently the 2nd highest run-getter after Kumara Sangakkara.

Serial No.       Player              Teams   Matches     Innings     Runs      HS Average
1 Kumara Sangakkara Sri Lanka XI / Asia XI / ICC World XI        360        340      13341       169      43.74
2 MS Dhoni India / Asia XI        294        254      9442       183*       51.31
3 AC Gilchrist Australia / ICC World XI        282       274       9410       172       35.64


And after reading all these stats about MS Dhoni, the fact would automatically get clear that why is he considered as the best wicket-keeper batsmen the Indian cricket team ever had.  It’s not a wonder that MS dhoni becomes the only Indian or it could be said that the first Indian batsman to hit 200 sixes in ODIs. He had already hit the highest number of sixes and after yesterday’s game, he has crossed the 200 benchmark.

               Player             Matches                Innings                Runs                    6s
          MS Dhoni                 291                 251                9268                   201
        SR Tendulkar                463                 452                18426                    195
         SC Ganguly                308                 297                 11221                    189
        Yuvraj Singh                301                 275                 8609                    153


At this note, we are leaving you with some greatest sixes hit by Mahi. Watch it and enjoy!

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