Today we talk about unachieved MS Dhoni IPL records and records that’s still not in his pocket. Indian Premier League is in its 13th edition and is taking place under the most extraordinary circumstances that the history of cricket lovers have ever seen. The world is under the purge of the Pandemic, the reason being why the entire tournament has been shifted to the United Arab Emirates.
The tournament will be taking place in empty stadiums owing to the social distancing measures that need to be maintained to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. This would be the 13th year when MS Dhoni, one of the greatest ever in limited-overs cricket, will be a part of this IPL.
He has captained CSK throughout the two years when the franchise was banned from the competition and Dhoni represented the Rising Pune Supergiants franchise, a makeshift franchise. The following are some of the records that Captain Cool would be chasing in this edition of the IPL, the unachieved MS Dhoni IPL records.
Most Sixes in IPL History
Highest Sixes to be hit by an Indian in the Tournament History and third in the list to Chris Gayle and AB De Villiers- MS Dhoni has hit the highest number of sixes among the Indians in the tournament history and is succeeded by Rohit Sharma. Although Dhoni is inches away from surpassing AB De Villiers record for the second-highest number of sixes in IPL’s history.
However, both the maestro’s would be looking to increase their tally of sixes with the more impactful innings they play for their respective teams. Thus there would be a tough competition between two of the biggest stars in the history of IPL regarding the number of sixes struck. A record that will lessen the unachieved MS Dhoni IPL records.
Dhoni’s six-hitting prowess has become a part of Indian cricketing folklore. ‘Thala’ as he is fondly referred to in the southern part of India will be instrumental if the experienced CSK is to win the trophy for a joint-record fourth time. Among the unachieved MS Dhoni IPL records.
Most number of matches as Captain
With Raina not playing in IPL 2020, he’s already got the record of most matches by a player under his pockets. Not only as of the Indian limited-overs captain, but MS has also been the most capped player and captain for Chennai Super Kings. He has represented the franchise 174 times as the captain of the team.
His instinctive captaincy fraught with calculative risks, innovative field placing, and inspired bowling changes have scripted many memorable victories for Chennai Super Kings over the years. He would be looking to increase his tally of several matches representing a franchise team as a captain. Among the unachieved MS Dhoni IPL records, if we talk about taking it to new highs.
Most dismissals as a wicket-keeper
MS also has the highest number of times among the matches that he has represented his franchise as a captain. He is the only captain to have had more than 100 wins for his franchise with a win percentage close to 60, a record that he would only like to solidify and increase the legacy of this season as well. With well over 130 dismissals he is also the most successful wicketkeeper in the history of the tournament holding the record for the highest number of stumpings as well.
First IPL Hundred
However, one record that remains elusive of MS Dhoni is a maiden IPL hundred. The batting order and his chronology in it, something that has varied from time to time has not allowed him to play from the beginning of an innings and build towards an individual milestone in this format of the game.
Still, a hundred for the now-retired India captain would be a fitting occasion to celebrate Dhoni’s legacy in limited-overs cricket and further substantiate the claim that he truly is the greatest match simmer in the modern-day game. We will hope to see MS Dhoni in the kind of form that he has replicated time and again in his illustrious career.
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