Since the semi-final match of the World Cup 2019, the question has been revolving in the minds of all cricket fans whether Mahendra Singh Dhoni will retire from cricket or not. When the former captain of the Indian cricket team MS Dhoni will retire from cricket, no one other than Dhoni is aware of this. But one thing is certain that in the history of Indian cricket, no other player can be a captain and wicketkeeper batsman like Dhoni. This is the reason why all cricket fans want to continue playing for some time.
Dhoni has made several records in all three formats of his cricketing career, but there are still some records which are not his name. He can break these records if he play for some more time. Let’s know which those records are.
Most Dismissals by a Wicket Keeper :
Former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara holds the record for most batsmen dismiss behind wickets in the history of ODI cricket. Sangakkara played 404 matches in his ODI career, in which he dismissed 482 (383 catches + 99 stumping) batsmen behind the wickets.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, playing 350 matches, has so far dismissed 444 (321 catches + 123 stumping) batsmen behind the wicket. To break this record of Sangakkara, Dhoni will now have to hunt only 38 batsmen.
Playing most ODI matches as a wicketkeeper batsman:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played 350 ODIs for India so far. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara also holds the record for most ODI matches as a wicketkeeper. Sangakkara has played 404 matches for Sri Lanka in his ODI career. Dhoni needs 54 more ODIs to break Sangakkara’s record.
Most catches by any wicketkeeper in ODIs :
Former Australia wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist, in his ODI career, played 287 matches, catching 417 batsmen behind the wicket. Talking about Dhoni, so far he has managed to catch 321 batsmen behind the wicket. Dhoni will need 96 catches to break Gilchrist’s record.