Dhoni- MS Dhoni becomes first cricketer to play 250 matches in IPL | Cricket News – Times of Nation
Surpassing his contemporaries, Dhoni’s illustrious journey in the IPL has seen him leave an indelible mark. The second-highest appearance holder is Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, with 243 matches to his credit. Dinesh Karthik follows closely behind with 242 matches, while Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja complete the top five with 237 and 226 matches, respectively.
Dhoni has scored 5082 runs at an average of 39.09 so far in IPL and holds the record of most dismissals by a wicket-keeper – 178 (137 catches & 41 stumpings) before Tuesday’s summit clash.
In addition to his tremendous number of appearances, Dhoni boasts an extraordinary record as a captain in the IPL. Having led his team in a staggering 226 matches, he holds the record for the most matches as captain in the league, showcasing his astute leadership and tactical acumen. Rohit Sharma, who is second in the list of most matches as captain, trails far behind with 158 matches, a testament to Dhoni’s unparalleled influence and longevity in the tournament.
Throughout his IPL journey, MS Dhoni has represented two franchises. He spent 14 seasons with CSK, where he achieved remarkable success, leading the team to four IPL titles as captain. Dhoni’s iconic captaincy, astute decision-making, and calm demeanour played a pivotal role in establishing CSK as one of the most successful teams in the tournament’s history. He also had a two-season stint with the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiants, further showcasing his adaptability and versatility as a player.
As Dhoni takes the field in the ongoing 2023 IPL final against the Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad, he aims to add another chapter of success to his storied IPL career. With a fifth title within his reach, the CSK captain’s hunger for victory and his ability to inspire his team make him a formidable force on the cricketing stage.
Dhoni’s contributions to the IPL extend far beyond his individual achievements. His charismatic personality, exceptional wicket-keeping skills, and explosive batting have endeared him to fans worldwide, transforming him into a global cricketing icon.
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