Mahendra Singh Dhoni or MS Dhoni is an Indian International Cricketer who has retired from International Cricket. MS Dhoni is the only captain in the history of Cricket to win all the ICC trophies. An everyday man who went on to be popularly known as the ‘Captain Cool’ is none other than our very own Indian Men’s (ODI & T20Is) Cricket Team Captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni or simply known as Dhoni.
MS DHONI ACHIEVEMENTS
IN TEST CRICKET
1- In 2009, under Dhoni’s captaincy, India topped the ICC Test Cricket rankings for the first time.
2- He is the most celebrated Indian Test Captain with 27 Test wins.
3- He has 15 overseas Test defeats, the most by an Indian captain.
4- He became the first Indian wicket-keeper to complete 4,000 test runs.
5- Dhoni scored 224 against Australia. This is the highest score by a wicket-keeper–captain and the third-highest score by an Indian Captain.
6- His maiden century against Pakistan is the fastest century to date scored by an Indian wicket-keeper and fourth overall.
7- Dhoni completed 50 sixes as a captain.
8- With 294 dismissals in his entire career, he tops the list in all-time dismissals list by Indian wicket-keepers.
IN ODI CRICKET
1- Third and First Indian Captain to win 100 games.
2- Fourth Indian Cricketer to reach 10,000 ODI runs after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid. He is also the second wicket-keeper to reach this milestone.
3- With a career average of over 50, he is the first player to achieve 10,000 runs.
4- Among cricketers with more than 5,000 runs, he has the 5th highest batting average and the 2nd highest batting average among players with an aggregate of over 10,000 runs– 51.09.
5- With 4031 runs in his entire career, he scores the most runs in ODI history at number 6.
6- While batting at number 7, only cricketer to score centuries in ODI history– 2 centuries at number 7.
7- He has 82 Not Outs in ODIs.
8- He scored 183* against Sri Lanka– the highest score by a wicket-keeper.
IN T20 CRICKET
1- He holds the record of most wins as a Captain– 41.
2- He played most matches as a captain and wicket-keeper– 72.
3- He played most consecutive T20I innings without a duck– 84.
4- Dhoni played the most T20I innings– 76.
5- He holds the record of most dismissals as wicket-keeper in T20Is– 87.
6- He holds the record of most catches by a wicket-keeper in T20Is– 54.
7- He holds the record of most stumpings as a wicket-keeper in T20Is– 33.
8- He holds the record of most catches as wicketkeeper in a T20I inning– 5.
1- In 2018, he received India’s third-highest civilian award– Padma Bhushan.
2- In 2009, he received India’s fourth-highest civilian award– Padma Shri.
3- For 2007-2008, he received India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports– Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.
4- In 2008, 2009, he was awarded the ICC ODI Player of the Year.
5- In 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; he was awarded the ICC Wolrd ODI XI.
6- In 2009, 2010 and 2013; he was awarded the ICC World Test XI.
7- In 2011, he was awarded Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year.
8- In 2006, he received the title of MTV Youth Icon of the Year.
9- In 2013, he received the LG People’s Choice Award.
10- In August 2011, he received an honorary doctorate from De Montfort University.
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