Chennai Super Kings is set to play its second game against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday. Chennai Super Kings are coming with a victory in their first game against Mumbai Indians. They would look to carry on with the winning momentum and register their second victory.
MS Dhoni is captaining CSK for the eleventh edition. He has been one of the most successful skippers in the history of IPL and had led the franchise to three titles. Besides his captaincy, MS Dhoni has made valuable contributions for the franchise with the bat as well wicket-keeping.
Ahead of the game against Rajasthan Royals, MS Dhoni could go onto make a few records to his name. Here’s a look at some of those:
- MS Dhoni presently has a total of 295 sixes to his name and is only 5 shy of the 300-mark. Only two other Indian cricketers — Rohit Sharma (361 sixes) and Suresh Raina (311 sixes) — have breached the 300-sixes mark in the IPL.
- Dhoni is presently on 100 catches in the IPL (both as a wicket-keeper and an outfield player) and needs only three more to beat Suresh Raina’s tally of 102 catches. If he manages to do so, Dhoni would only be behind Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)’s Dinesh Karthik in the list of players with the most number of catches in the T20 league.
- As a wicket-keeper, Dhoni has 96 catches to his name. Four more catches will help him complete a century while five will take him to level with Karthik who has taken 101 catches as a wicket-keeper in the IPL.
MS Dhoni, in his IPL career, has scored 4432 runs in 191 matches at an average of 42.2. He has scored 23 half-centuries. Under his leadership, CSK won the title in 2010, 2011 and 2018.