MS Dhoni’s 7 Remarkable Records in IPL History

MS Dhoni isn’t just an ordinary cricketer, he is an emotion for many fans. Aside from his impeccable international career for India, he has had a magnificent stint in the IPL, playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

MS Dhoni has had a stellar IPL career, be it as a captain, batter, or wicketkeeper. He has performed eloquently in all departments, garnering notable records to his name.

In this article, we’ll look at MS Dhoni’s 7 remarkable records in IPL history.

7. Most Dismissals as Wicketkeeper

MS Dhoni’s wicketkeeping skills are second to none. His lightning-fast reflexes and clever thinking have resulted in him bagging the most dismissals behind the stumps.

Dhoni has the most catches and stumpings by a keeper in the IPL. He has grabbed 146 catches and affected 42 stumpings, making it 188 dismissals.

6. First Player to Feature in 250 IPL Matches

In IPL 2023, MS Dhoni became the first-ever player to feature in 250 IPL matches. He accomplished this feat during the 2023 final against Gujarat Titans. And he made the match memorable by taking CSK to their fifth IPL title.

5. First Wicketkeeper-Batter to Score 5000 IPL Runs

During the 2024 season, Thala Dhoni became the first wicketkeeper-batter to accumulate 5000+ IPL runs. The right-hander has featured in 257 games as a designated keeper, scoring over 5100 runs, including 24 half-centuries.

4. Only Batter to Score 2500+ Runs and 150+ Sixes in Death Overs

Dhoni’s overall batting numbers in the cash-rich league are incredible. But he is a different beast when it comes to batting in the death overs.

His death over batting stats speak for themselves. MSD is the only batter who has scored 2500+ runs and smashed 150+ sixes in the last 4-over phase in the IPL.

3. First Player to Feature in 10+ IPL Finals

MS Dhoni’s astute leadership worked wonders for CSK, helping the franchise become one of the league’s most consistent teams. That also resulted in him featuring in 11 IPL finals — 10 for CSK and once for Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS).

When he stepped on the field to play in the 2021 IPL Final, he became the first player to play in 10 IPL finals.

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2. Most Matches and Wins as Captain

MSD is the only player with 200+ matches and 100+ wins as a captain in the IPL. He captained in 226 IPL games — 212 for CSK and 14 for RPS — and won 133 of them.

Dhoni’s win percentage of 58.84 makes him the most successful skipper in the IPL’s history.

1. Joint Most IPL Titles as Captain

To go along with his fabulous captaincy stint, MS Dhoni also led CSK to 5 IPL triumphs. He became the second captain after Rohit Sharma to win 5 IPL titles as captain.

Dhoni first guided CSK to the IPL trophy in 2010 and continued the dream in 2011. Later, between 2018 and 2023, he led them to 3 victories in 2018, 2021, and 2023.

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