MS Dhoni is in the last leg of his international career. He will turn 38 on July 7. He has been the most successful captain in cricket history, winning all the three ICC titles – 2007 World T20, 2011 World Cup, and 2013 Champions Trophy, besides taking India to No 1 Test rank. Besides, he is also rated as one of the best finishers of the game. He is also rated highly as a keeper.
Dhoni may have numerous records under his belt. But there are some records that are little-known and deserve a vital space in his resume.
Cricwizz takes a look at some of the little-known records of MS Dhoni in international cricket.
Dhoni holds the record for playing the most T20I innings (76) and scoring the most runs (1,153) before scoring his maiden fifty in this format at the international level.
Dhoni holds the record of scoring the most career runs in ODI history batting at No 6. He has scored 4164 runs @ 47.31 in 129 games at No 6.
Dhoni has scored two tons at No 7 in ODIs. He is the only player to score more than one ton in ODIs batting at No 7 or lower.
Dhoni has been selected a record 8 times in ICC World ODI XI teams, 5 times as captain.
Dhoni has just taken 1 wicket in his international career. He dismissed West Indian Travis Dowlin bowled in Johannesburg ODI in 2009.
Dhoni in 2006 achieved the record of becoming the fastest player to reach No 1 in ICC ODI rankings for batsmen in just 42 innings. However, a week later, Adam Gilchrist broke the record.
Dhoni is one of the few Indian players to be dismissed for a duck in his debut ODI. He joined Sachin Tendulkar in this dubious record.
When Dhoni slammed 113 against Pakistan in Chennai in 2012, he became the record holder of highest ODI score by a captain batting at number 7.
Dhoni is the only player to have featured in 8 IPL finals out of 12 editions. He was part of 7 finals as CSK captain, winning three of them. He featured in 1 IPL final as a player for Rising Pune Supergiant.
Dhoni was the first Indian skipper to record 9 consecutive wins in ODIs from November 2008 to February 2009 before Virat Kohli equalled the record in 2017.