IPL 2024: MS Dhoni becomes first Indian to achieve unique batting record

The 42-year-old veteran accomplished this milestone against Delhi Capitals on Sunday night


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Published: Mon 1 Apr 2024, 6:11 PM

Last updated: Mon 1 Apr 2024, 10:23 PM

Legendary Indian and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) wicketkeeper-batter MS Dhoni on Sunday became the first Indian glovesman to score 7,000 runs in T20 cricket.

The 42-year-old veteran accomplished this milestone against Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

During the match, Dhoni was at his best. Coming at the end, CSK's five-time IPL champions' former captain smashed 37 in just 16 balls, with four boundaries and three sixes. His strike rate was 231.25. The result did not matter to CSK fans, as they were happy to see their 'Thala' bat and punish pacer Anrich Nortje by smashing him for 20 runs in the last over.

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As a designated wicketkeeper-batter, Dhoni has scored 7,036 runs. In 380 T20s, Dhoni has made 7,308 runs at an average of 38.06, with 28 half-centuries. His best score is 84 not out. His strike rate is 134.78.

The most runs by a designated wicketkeeper-batter is by South Africa's Quinton de Kock, who has made 8,578 runs as a wicketkeeper-batter. Overall, de Kock has scored 9,407 runs in 329 T20 matches, at an average of 32.10 and a strike rate of over 137, with six centuries and 59 fifties.


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