Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes the first wicketkeeper to have 100 stumpings in ODI Cricket

Sep 4, 2017 10:10 IST
Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes the first wicketkeeper have 100 stumpings in ODI Cricket

Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on 3 September 2017 became the first wicketkeeper in the world of cricket to claim 100 stumpings in the One Day International (ODI). With this, Dhoni surpassed the former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara, who had 99 stumpings in 404 ODI matches.

Dhoni achieved the fete in his 301st ODI played against Sri Lanka in Colombo. To achieve the fete, Dhoni whipped off the bails to remove the Sri Lankan batsman Akila Dananjaya off leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal's bowling.

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36-year-old Dhoni has also taken 281 catches apart from scoring 9657 runs so far. Dhoni has played 90 Tests and 77 T20 Internationals as well. In 90 Tests, Dhoni has taken 256 catches and effected 38 stumping. In T20 Internationals, Dhoni has taken 43 catches and affected 23 stumpings.

Earlier on 31 August 2017, Dhoni became the sixth Indian player to play 300 ODI matches. With this, Dhoni, also known as Mahi, joined the elite club comprising of Mohammed Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh.

Besides, on 3 September 2017 Indian cricket team led by Captain Virat Kohli also won the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, 5-0. On this occasion, Kohli scored his 30th ODI century. With his 30th century, Kohli became the joint-second in the list of most century makers’ and at present is behind of Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 49 ODI centuries in his career. Australian Ricky Ponting is the other player with 30 ODI centuries

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