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IPL 2021: 7 big records MS Dhoni can break or create this season

MS Dhoni is considered among the greatest ever captains in the game of cricket. The veteran player will be featuring as captain for the 13th season in IPL 2021. He is among the finest finishers of limited-overs format and has won many games on his known for his teams from difficult situations. The former Indian captain might play for the last time in IPL this season. He would want to give his best in the possible final season as a player in IPL.

Let’s look at 7 records that MS Dhoni can break or create in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League:

188 – MS Dhoni has featured in 188 IPL matches as a skipper till now and is all set to achieve the 200-mark this year.

368 – The CSK captain has scored 4632 runs in 182 IPL innings so far. He needs to score 368 more runs to become the first wicketkeeper to complete 5000 runs in IPL.

148 – MS Dhoni has effected 148 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in the cash-rich league. Once he collects 2 more dismissals, he will become the first wicketkeeper to complete 150 dismissals in IPL.

PlayerMatchesCatchesStumpingsDismissals
MS Dhoni20410939148
Dinesh Karthik19611030140
Robin Uthappa189583290
Parthiv Patel139651681
Wriddhiman Saha124562076

109 – Dhoni has taken 109 catches behind the stumps and is only behind Dinesh Karthik (110). It will be interesting to see who among the two finishes at the top in the catches record.

1928 – The wicketkeeper-batsman has aggregated 1928 runs in IPL while batting at number 5. He needs to score 72 more runs at that position to become the first player to complete 2000 IPL runs at the number 5 spot.

17 – A total of 17 Player of the Match awards have been won by MS Dhoni so far in IPL. He is only behind Rohit Sharma (18) among Indian players in this record and can attain the top spot with his performance this season.

PlayerMatchesRunsAwards
AB de Villiers169484923
Chris Gayle132477222
Rohit Sharma200523018
David Warner142525417
MS Dhoni204463217

49  – Often termed as the best finisher, MS Dhoni’s record speaks for himself when it comes to death overs. He has scored the most runs (2769) in death overs in IPL. Among these, Dhoni has smashed 49 sixes in 20th over of IPL and can become the first player to hit 50 sixes in any one over.

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