Captain MS Dhoni sets new record in Visakhapatnam

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Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 13:26 [IST]
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Visakhapatnam, Nov 24: MS Dhoni today became the first wicketkeeper-batsman in history to captain his country in 150 One Day Internationals.

Dhoni took the field today against West Indies in the second ODI of the three-match series to complete 150 ODIs as India captain.

Captain MS Dhoni sets new record

The right-hander is the second Indian after Mohammad Azharuddin to be skipper in 150 matches. Azharuddin holds the Indian record with 174 games as the leader of the side.

The 32-year-old Dhoni took charge of the team in 2007 and in six years' time he has become one of the best in the world.

Dhoni, in June this year, became the first captain in the history to win all three ICC global events. He has led India to 2007 ICC World Twenty20 Championship win, 2011 ICC World Cup title and ICC Champions Trophy honours.

The stumper from Jharkhand recently overtook Sourav Ganguly's record of 147 matches as captain. Now, Ganguly is third in most matches as skipper for India.

The world leader in the 50-over format is Australia's former skipper Ricky Ponting. He was in-charge of the team for 230 ODIs.

In 149 ODIs so far, Dhoni has won 87 and lost 50. Three have ended in ties and 9 were no results.

Azharuddin is India's most successful captain with 90 wins. Dhoni is second at 87 followed by Ganguly with 66 triumphs.

Most matches as captain in ODIs

Ricky Ponting (Australia) 230 (Won: 165, Lost: 51)

Stephen Fleming (New Zealand) 218 (98, 106)

Arjuna Ranatunga (Sri Lanka) 193 (89, 95)

Allan Border (Australia) 178 (107, 67)

Mohammad Azharuddin (India) 174 (90, 76)

MS Dhoni (India) 150 (87, 50) - Win-loss record at start of today's match

Graeme Smith (South Africa) 150 (92, 51)

Sourav Ganguly (India) 147 (76, 66)

Imran Khan (Pakistan) 139 (75, 59)

Hansie Cronje (South Africa) 138 (99, 35)


Story first published:  Sunday, November 24, 2013, 13:07 [IST]
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