Dhoni, first Indian wicketkeeper to play 200 ODIs

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Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 16:16 [IST]
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Another milestone for MS Dhoni in ODIs

Adelaide, Feb 14: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday added yet another record to his tally to become the first Indian wicketkeeper to play 200 ODIs for the country.

Dhoni's journey began seven years ago in 2004 in a ODI clash against Bangladesh in Chittagong and from there on he became a slam-bang batsman and wicketkeeper.

Dhoni became only the fifth wicketkeeper batsman to play in 200 ODIs after South Africa's Mark Boucher (294), Australia's Adam Gilchrist (282), Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara (269) and Pakistan's Moin Khan (211).

Before the Adelaide game, his ODI career of 199 ODIs had 6574 runs, grabbing 188 catches and stumping 63 batsmen and has an impressive average of 50.96.

Recent slump in Tests against Australia have been a very low point in his career but not to forget his two World Cup winning trophies, World T20 in South Africa in 2007 and the World Cup, 2011 and also two IPL crowns and a Champions League T20 trophy with Chennai Super Kings.

Dhoni led India to the No. 1 spot in Tests in December 2009.


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