Mahendra Sign Dhoni, often referred to as MS Dhoni or Thala by the Chennai Super Kings fans is undoubtedly one of the greatest captains in the history of cricket. The man has achieved everything. Whether it be winning the ICC T20 or 50-over World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy, or three IPL titles, he has all of that to showcase. Not only a great captain, but Dhoni is also regarded as one of the best finishers as well and is often compared with Lance Klusener of South Africa.
Even though there are a lot of Dhoni records in cricket, he can still have a few more this year in IPL. He has been a part of 13 IPL seasons and has been one of the most successful captains in the league. Considering it might possibly be his last season, he would want to finish on a high and by setting some new records.
Below, we will be listing down the records Dhoni can break this year.
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IPL Records MS Dhoni can Break This Year
MS Dhoni is one of the most loved cricketers in India and one with a huge fan following. He has retired from international cricket and it will be a heartbreak for his fans if he retires from the IPL as well. Nevertheless, if this is going to be his last season, then the following are the records Dhoni can break in IPL 14.
Most Matches as a Skipper
So, the first of the Dhoni records this year is going to be the most games as a team captain. The legendary skipper has played 188 matches as the captain as of now, and will hopefully complete 200 games this year, becoming the first one to do so.
Most Runs as a WK Batsman
This particular one is going to be a part of MS Dhoni batting records. The leader of Chennai has scored 4632 runs up till now as a WK and needs only 368 more to become the first WK batsman in IPL to achieve the 5000-run mark.
Most Dismissals as a Wicket-Keeper
MS Dhoni is currently leading the chart of most dismissals as a wicket-keeper with 148. He needs two more to become the first one with 150 dismissals.
Most Catches as a Wicket Keeper
This one will be an interesting battle. Dhoni is trailing Dinesh Karthik by one dismissal. DK has 110 catches while Dhoni has 109. After this season concludes, we’ll see if Dhoni gets the record or not.
Most Runs at No.5
MS Dhoni as of now has 1928 runs in the IPL batting at No.5. He needs just 72 more to complete 2000 at that position and become the first one to do so.
Most MOTM Awards won by an Indian
Dhoni currently has 17 Man of The Match trophies to his name and is just behind Rohit Sharma who has 18, as far as the Indian cricketers are concerned. With the talent that Dhoni has and his ability to win matches out of nowhere, he can increase his MOTM tally this season.
Most Sixes in a Particular Over
The last of the MS Dhoni records in IPL 2021 that can be witnessed by the fans is the greatest number of sixes in the 20th over. Dhoni has currently hit 49 sixes in the 20th and needs just one more to become the first cricketer in IPL who has hit 50 sixes in a particular over.