MS Dhoni surpassed Kolkata Knight Riders chief Dinesh Karthik to turn into the best wicketkeeper ever of Indian Premier League. Dhoni required 2 rejections to go past Karthik before the beginning of the IPL 2019 last between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad on Sunday.
MS Dhoni, playing in his 190th IPL coordinate, went past Dinesh Karthik with his second expulsion of the match. He has driven Chennai Super Kings to 3 IPL titles and played for Rising Pune Supergiant in 2016 and 2017 when CSK were serving a 2-year suspension.
MS Dhoni equalled Dinesh Karthik’s record when he clutched an edge from Quinton de Kock off Shardul Thakur in the fifth over and went past DK in the following over when he took a catch to expel Rohit Sharma off Deepak Chahar.
S Dhoni has driven Chennai Super Kings to 8 finals out of the 10 seasons they have played in the Indian Premier League.
Dinesh Karthik, who presently drives Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League has affected 131 expulsions – 101 gets and 30 stumpings. MS Dhoni now has 132 rejections as a wicketkeeper in the IPL.
By chance, Robin Uthappa, who has 90 expulsions behind the wickets and is third on the rundown, is an ordinary wicketkeeper. Parthiv Patel, presently with Royal Challengers Bangalore, has 82 expulsions from 139 matches while Wriddhiman Saha, with 75 rejections from 120 IPL matches is fifth in the rundown.
Vizag is an upbeat chasing ground for MS Dhoni who had scored his first ODI hundred in the city against Pakistan on April 5, 2005. After Sachin Tendulkar was run out for 2, MS Dhoni strolled in at No.3 and hit 148 off 123 while Virender Sehwag crushed a 40-ball 74 as India won by 54 runs.
MS Dhoni has a few other IPL records to his name.
In April 2019, MS Dhoni turned into the first skipper to win 100 matches in the Indian Premier League when he drove Chennai Super Kings to a 4-wicket triumph over Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. Amid a spine chiller against Royal Challengers Bangalore, MS Dhoni turned into the first Indian to hit 200 sixes in the Indian Premier League. He hit 7 sixes in a vocation best 84 not out off 48 balls but rather Chennai Super Kings lost the diversion by 1 run.