After leading the second most successful franchise in the history of IPL Chennai Super Kings, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has stepped down as the captain of CSK. He handed over the captaincy to Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. There will be no captain like MS Dhoni in the history of cricket. He was simply exceptional. So, give his captaincy career a little tribute here are major IPL records of MS Dhoni as captain.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played 220 IPL matches in his career so far. Although he will play in IPL 2022 this time as a player. In 220 matches Dhoni has scored 4746 runs with an average of 39.55. throughout his IPL career, Dhoni has played for only one franchise and that is Chennai Super Kings.
His highest score in IPL was against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019. He made 84 runs against RCB in that match. He has 23 IPL fifties in his career. In his whole IPL career so far, Dhoni has scored 325 fours and 219 sixes.
Dhoni is also an incredible wicketkeeper and his wicket-keeping records are also something that comes into highlight whenever we talk about his career. In 220 matches Dhoni took 126 catches and 39 stumpings.
So now here are the major IPL records of MS Dhoni as captain of CSK.
- Dhoni has played the highest number of matches by any other player in the history of IPL. He has played 220 matches in IPL. In which 204 matches he played as captain.
- Dhoni is the second most successful captain in the history of IPL. He won the IPL trophy 4 times in his captaincy career. He won trophies in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021. He also won the Champions League of cricket twice in 2010 and 2014.
- Dhoni has played 9 IPL finals as captain which is again most by any player and captain in the history of IPL.
- Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni CSK has qualified for 12 times out of 13. They missed playoffs only one time in their IPL career and that was in 2020 which shows the amazing consistency of the CSK team under the leadership of MS Dhoni.
- Dhoni has also registered the most number of IPL wins as captain. He has 121 wins as captain.
- Dhoni has the second-highest individual who runs as captain in IPL after Virat Kohli. Dhoni has scored 4456 runs as captain.
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