MS Dhoni makes historic record
NEW DELHI: Former Indian captain MS Dhoni has become the first Indian wicketkeeper and World's fourth wicketkeeper to effect 400 dismissals in the ODI cricket.
Dhoni achieved the feat during the third ODI of the six-match series against South Africa when he stumped stand-in skipper Aiden Markram off Kuldeep Yadav. Markram was beaten by a flighted delivery from Yadav and Dhoni was quick to whip off the bails in the 17th over of the innings.
He has 294 catches and 106 stumpings to his credit so far in 315 matches.
Former Sri Lanka captain Sangakkara led the chart with 482 dismissals from 404 matches followed by Australian Gilchrist with 472 dismissals from 287 games. South African Boucher is third in the list with 424 dismissals from 295 matches.
In September last year, Dhoni also became the first wicketkeeper in the history of ODI cricket to effect 100 stumpings, going past Sangakkara's mark of 99 during the fifth match against Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.