Dhoni sets new T20 record during IPL match versus Punjab – essentiallysports.com

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni walking towards the sunset of his career. Credits: Getty Images

On Saturday, Mahendra Singh Dhoni played his 250th T20 match at the Holkar stadium. MS is the first Indian player to ever reach that milestone, fellow Indian player Suresh Raina is also close to the milestone with only 246 matches under his belt. Sadly for the former India captain, his 250th milestone ended less than spectacularly as he departed with only 5 runs.

MS Dhoni
RPSG skipper MS Dhoni sets the field during IPL 2016.
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Having made his T20 debut in 2006, he has come a long way since then. From leading Team India to World Cup glory in 2007 to lead Chennai Super Kings to two IPL titles as well as 2 Champions League titles. 2017 marks the first time in IPL history that Mahendra Singh Dhoni participates in an IPL tournament as a regular player and not a captain.

Dhoni has now racked up 5,068 runs in T20 cricket in his 11 year career and is considered as the best captain in the T20 format. As off April 10th, 2017, Dhoni has appeared in 250 matches, Suresh Raina has featured in 247 matches including last night’s match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Rohit Sharma is 3rd with 238 as of last night’s fixture with Kolkata Knight Riders. Gautam Gambhir is on 222 matches and Harbhajan Singh has 219 matches under his belt.


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