MS Dhoni all set for yet another world record
India’s MS Dhoni is not too far away from creating yet another world record to his kitty. He is just two matches away to achieve the feat. MS Dhoni, who has plied his trade in 594 international matches needs to play just two more to equal former Proteas cricketer Mark Boucher’s tally of 596 games, which is the maximum matches played by a wicket-keeper batsman in international cricket.
The productive duo is followed on the list by Sri Lanka batting great Kumar Sangakkara, who has 499 matches to his presence and legendary Australia wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist has played over 485 matches.
MS Dhoni sets new record
MS Dhoni also recently became the first-ever Indian cricketer to play 300 T20 matches when he took on New Zealand in the third and last T20 match in Hamilton.
With 300 T20 games under his belt, the experienced campaigner joined the likes of Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik and Dwayne Bravo on the list of players with over 300 T20 match appearances. Guess who tops the list? It is Windies all-rounder Kieran Pollard with 446 appearances to his name.
Previously, during a five-match ODI series between India and New Zealand, Dhoni came third on the list of cricketers with the most number of ODIs under his name playing for India while the little master Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with 463 appearances in the limited overs game.
The former skipper Rahul Dravid comes next on the list with 340 games. The third spot goes to MS Dhoni who has featured in 335 ODIs for the nation and the former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin comes fourth on the list with 334 appearances.