“Success comes from experience”. “You need to have a strong background in order to make a remarkable career”. How often have we heard about people from small towns making the cut?
The journey of Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the most humbling and beautiful journeys of a small-town boy who became a cricketing legend. Dhoni not only became an icon to his hometown Ranchi but also became an inspiration for generations to come. Dhoni undoubtedly is one of the finest men who have graced the gentlemen’s game. So here is a list of dhoni 7 records.
Starting his career with a run-out again Bangladesh in 2004. He scores less than 30 runs before hitting a spectacular hundred against Pakistan. His knock of 148 runs proved critics that his place in the Indian team is not by a fluke. Dhoni not only became one of the finest Indian captains but also cemented his place as a regular wicketkeeper for over a decade.
On this 7th of July let us have a look at 7 interesting facts about ‘Captain Cool’ which will blow your mind.
Top 7 Dhoni Records That Are Difficult To Break
1) Fastest Stumping
Mahendra Singh Dhoni took 0.08 seconds to stump West Indies batsman Keemo Paul during the 4th ODI of the Series which took place in 2018. He is known for his lightning-fast stumping he set a record of0.08 seconds by breaking his own record of 0.09 seconds which was earlier the fastest stumping done in Cricket. Interestingly human eye takes 0.25 seconds to a visual stimulus. ‘Captain Cool’ is not only cool as ice but also lightening-quick.
2) Fastest Player To Reach No. 1 Position In ICC ODI Cricket Rankings
Dhoni moved up to the top spot of the ICC ODI rankings in the year 2006. He overtook the Australian captain Ricky Ponting. He holds the record of being the fastest player to reach the top spot in ODI rankings. Dhoni reached the peak in just 42 innings since he made his debut in ODIs.
3) Only Captain To Whitewash Australia in Australia in 140 years
After beating the Australians in T20Is in 2016, Dhoni and his team became the first-ever Indian side to whitewash the Australians on their home soil. This was Dhoni’s second series win in Australia, first being the Commonwealth Bank tri-series in the year 2008.
4) Most runs as a captain in IPL history
Dhoni also has the record of scoring most number of runs by a captain in the IPL. Being as captain he scored 3556 runs in just 151 matches.
5) Only Captain To Score A Century Batting At Number 7
Dhoni is the only captain in the world to score a century, batting at number 7. Dhoni achieved this feat against Pakistan in the year 2012 when he helped India to recover from the score of 29-5 to 227-6. Though India lost the match, it is still remembered as one of his finest knocks.
6) The only player to finish ODI matches with a six on 9 different occasions
Finishing off things in style has been a trademark for Dhoni. Known for his aggressive style of batting, Dhoni has finished off the matches with a six on 9 different occasions which are most by any player.
7) Most runs without scoring a half-century
Though known for his swashbuckling batting style, Dhoni has taken most number of games and scored the most number of runs before hitting his maiden half-century in T20IS. Dhoni scored 1158 runs and taken 66th T20I innings to scores his first half-century in against England in 2018.
A small tribute to Ms Dhoni from our cricbolly family. A small video where you can see his some of best innings under pressure.
The journey of M.S Dhoni, becoming one of the best cricketers in the world, is one of the most romantic fairy tales of middle-class people living their dreams