Dhoni Plays His 500th International Match


MS Dhoni, the crucial player for India, played his 500th International match at Cardiff the second T20I against England yesterday. He retired from captaincy in all the formats of International cricket and still plays ODIs and T20Is for India. He still dons the wicketkeeper gloves for India.  He achieved this memorable landmark a day before his birthday.Dhoni Plays His 500th International Match

He played 90 tests, 328 ODIs, and 92 T20Is so far. He made his international debut in the year 2004 and amassed 16,298 International runs. He stood in the third place in the list of highest number of dismissals by a wicketkeeper with 780 dismissals. He was preceded by Mark Boucher with 998 dismissals and Adam Gilchrist with 905 dismissals.

He is 13 runs away from 1500 runs land-mark in the T20Is and single catch away from 50 catches in T20Is by a wicket-keeper. No other wicket-keeper has 35 T20I catches at least. Denesh Ramsden has 34 catches and Quinton De Kock has 30 catches in their account. He stood as the fourth Indian to score highest T20I runs and the 18th International player to score 1500 runs in T20Is. He currently has 1,487 T20I runs under his belt.

He has one ICC ODI world cup title, one ICC T20I world cup title, two Champions League Titles and three IPL titles in his name. He is one of the most successful captains for India and dons the captain hat for Chennai Super Kings franchise since the inception of Indian Premier League. He is known for his cool on the field and he is going on with a good form and performance even at the age of 37 years and expects to play for the team in the World cup 2019. He is one of the legends in the Indian cricket history.