MS Dhoni : Awards, Records and Achievements
Mahendra Singh Dhoni or MS Dhoni or mostly called Mahi, is one the calmest Indian captain who is known as the best finisher, no matter which format the game is of. We've already seen a few moments of his life's insight from his biopic, MS Dhoni - The Untold Story, but below we've listed his records, awards and his best achievements, which makes him the best among all the cricketers. In the story below, you'll get to know MS Dhoni more, by his career records and achievements that he has received so far. People who look up to Mahi for his successful career, it's time to count upon his records, awards and achievements now. MS Dhoni, the former Indian skipper, already has a number of achievements and record to his name. He is one of the most successful Indian skipper and the only Indian captain who has led the team from the front and won all the three major ICC series namely, The Champion’s Trophy, The ICC World Cup T-20 and The ICC World Cup. He is also known to be the captain cool and has inspired a number of young players. He also has many records under his name for batting to wicket-keeping. He is also one of the most successful wicket-keepers our nation has ever had. With the latest clean sweep in the 2 match Test Series and 5 match ODI Series the Indian team has mesmerized its fans by its outstanding performance. The series has been special for MS Dhoni too in many ways, as he has added few more feathers to his illustrious cap.
MS Dhoni Cricket Records:
Top International Cricket Achievements:
- MS Dhoni holds a record of the most international stumpings of 161.
- As a captain, he has played the most number of 331 international matches.
- As a captain, he has hit 204 international sixes.
- While playing as a Wicket-keeper, he has also Bowled 9 times.
- Dhoni is the fourth Indian Cricketer to have completed century of half-centuries.
MS Dhoni Top Test Cricket Records:
- Under Dhoni's captaincy in 2009, for the first time, India had topped the Test cricket rankings.
- He holds the record for longest unbeaten run in Tests right from his debut to 11 matches.
- Dhoni is the first Indian wicket-keeper to complete 4000 test runs.
- Dhoni, eclipsing the record of Saurav Ganguly, has become the most successful Indian Test captain with 27 Test wins.
- As an Indian wicket-keeper, Dhoni has scored the fastest century with the total score of around 148 in Faisalabad, Pakistan.
MS Dhoni Top ODI Cricket Records:
- Dhoni is the third captain to win 100 games.
- Dhoni scored 183 runs against Sri Lanka in 2005, this being the highest score secured by a wicket-keeper.
- Dhoni has highest batting average of 50.96 among the wicket-keepers.
- Dhoni, in 2017, became the first Indian to hit 200 sixes in ODIs, his overall ranking is fifth.
- Dhoni, as a captain and also as a wicket-keeper, holds the record for playing 199 matches, which is most number of matches in ODI history.
- In the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka, he joined the group of those few players who have represented India in 300+ ODI’s
- In the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka, which was his 301st ODI, Dhoni stumped Dananjaya off the bowling of Chahal, and became the only wicket-keeper in the world to have 100 stumpings to his name. Earlier he was tied up with Kumar Sangakara on 99 stumps.
- In the fifth ODI, Dhoni remained not out and thus became the only cricketer to have remained unbeaten in 73 innings in his ODI cricket career.
MS Dhoni Top T20I Cricket Records:
- Played the most T20I innings before scoring a fifty, was around 66.
- Dhoni is the first player to score 1000 runs in T20Is.
- Dhoni has played the most number of matches in T20I as a captain and has also served as a wicket-keeper.
- Dhoni groped most catches as wicket-keeper in T20 Internationals.
- He won 41 T20I matches as captain, which is the highest so far.
MS Dhoni Awards and Achievements:
Dhoni has been the recipient of many awards and achievements check them out below:
- Dhoni is the first player to receive this award twice: ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009.
- Dhoni received The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007.
- Dhoni received The Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, in 2009.
- In 2009, Dhoni was named as the captain of ICC World Test XI and ICC World ODI XI teams.
- Dhoni has been felicitated with Honorary doctorate degree by De Montfort University in August 2011.
- The Indian Territorial Army conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Dhoni on 1st November 2011. After Kapil Dev, he is the second Indian cricketer to receive this honour.
- In 2011, Time magazine included Dhoni as one of the "Most Influential People in the World", in its annual Time 100 list.
- In 2012, MS Dhoni was rated as the 16th most marketable athlete in the world, by SportsPro.
- In 2013, Dhoni was felicitated with LG People's Choice Award
- In June 2015, Forbes ranked Dhoni at 23rd in the list of highest paid athletes in the world.
- In 2016, a biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story was made on him.
MS Dhoni must have given up his captaincy but his list of awards and records are still reaching heights with each passing day. From Dhoni's unforgettable captaincy records and mind-blowing stellar knocks there are many things that make us look upon him in each game.