Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the very successful captains India had. He is the first captain to win all ICC Trophies. Born on 7th July 1981, MS Dhoni is celebrating his 38th Birthday today. Let us check a few of the records by MS Dhoni which will be difficult to break.
1. Most Successful Indian Captain
India had players like Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar, who broke all the records in terms of batting, but they couldn’t add the same sugar in their captaincy. The one man who won most Test Matches for India as a captain was MS Dhoni. He captained India in 60 Test Matches and won 27, most by any Indian captain. He lost 18 Test Matches, which were second highest after Nawab Pataudi’s 19 losses. During his captaincy, India won 21 out of 27 Test Matches at home soil, most by an Indian Captain.
2. Most Runs As An Indian Captain
As a player, he is way down in the list of most Test Runs by Indian players, but as an Indian Skipper, he sits on top. He has scored 3,454 runs in 60 Test Matches as Indian Captain, more than anyone else.
3. Highest Number Of Matches As An Indian Wicket-Keeper
Even though India had quite a few specialist wicket-keepers in the past, but no one could last as long as Dhoni. He stood behind wickets in 90 Tests, more than any other Indian wicket-keeper.
4. Highest Individual Score By An Indian Captain
Mahendra Singh Dhoni surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record of highest individual test score by an Indian Captain en route his majestic 224 against Australia.
5. Most Dismissals By An Indian Wicket-Keeper
He is the most successful Indian wicket-keeper; both in ODI’s and Test match. In Test, his dismissals amount up to 294, which consist of 256 catches and 38 stumpings.