Happy Birthday Dhoni: Everything the Jersey no. 7 has achieved in his cricketing career

Happy 41st birthday to former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The man who has gifted Indian cricket the glorious years in the last decade

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Happy 41st birthday to former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The man who has gifted Indian cricket the glorious years between 2007 to 2013. Captain Cool Dhoni, who has won three ICC trophies for India has also recorded multiple numbers if records underneath his name.

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M.S. Dhoni with the three ICC trophies

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M.S.Dhoni became the captain of the Indian Team for the inaugural ICC World T20 held in South Africa in September 2007 and served as captain till 2016. In test matches, Mahi captained Indian Team from 2008 to 2014.

The cricketing fraternity is taking to social media to wish the legendary cricketer and a leader virtually on his birthday. Let's take a look below at our exclusive birthday special article.

Indian team's Achievement under Dhoni's Captaincy

  1. India won the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup
  2. CB Tri-series (SL & Aus in 2008)
  3. Test Series on NZ Soil (2009)
  4. The Asia Cups in 2010 and 2016
  5. ICC Cricket World Cup, 2011
  6. ICC Champions Trophy 2013

The Awards won by M.S. Dhoni

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M.S. Dhoni receiving Padma Shri in 2009

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1. ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2008, 2009

2. Padma Shri is India's fourth-highest civilian award in 2009

3. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest honor in sports in 2007–08

4. Honorary doctorate degree by De Montfort University in August 2011

5. Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India in 2018

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ODI Career Records

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MS Dhoni is the 4th Indian cricketer who scored 10000 runs in the ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and Rahul Dravid. MSD played 273 innings to complete his 10,000 runs.

He became only the 12th player in ODI history to join the 10000-run club. To date, Dhoni has completed 10,773 ODI runs in 297 innings. He has scored 10 centuries and 73 half-centuries in the ODI with an average of 50.58.

ODI Records:

1. Dhoni is the third captain (and the first non-Australian) overall to win 100 games.

2. Most career runs in ODI history when batting at the number 6 position (4031).

3. First Indian and fifth overall to hit 200 sixes in ODIs.

4. Dhoni's 183* against Sri Lanka in 2005 is the highest score by a wicket-keeper.

5. Dhoni holds the records for the most dismissals in an innings (6) and career (432) by an Indian wicket-keeper.

6. Mahi has the most stumpings (123) by any wicket-keeper in an ODI career.

7. First Indian wicket-keeper to take 300 ODI catches and fourth wicket-keeper in the world who achieved this milestone.

8. The first player to pass 10,000 runs in ODI cricket with having a career average of over 50.

9. He is the only player to score more than one hundred in ODI cricket when batting at the number 7 position or lower (Dhoni has 2 centuries at number 7).

10. Most not-outs in ODI history (84). 

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Test Career Records

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M.S. Dhoni has played 90 Test matches in his career and registered 4,876 runs in 144 innings with help of 6 centuries and 33 half-centuries at an average of 38.09.

The highest score of MSD in the test match was 224 which was made against Australia in Chennai.

Test Career Records:

1. Under M.S. Dhoni's captaincy, the Indian team topped the Test cricket rankings for the first time in 2009.

2. With 27 Test wins, Dhoni is the second most successful(after Virat Kohli) Indian Test captain, surpassing Sourav Ganguly's record of 21 wins.

3. M.S. Dhoni is the first Indian wicket-keeper to complete 4,000 test runs.

4. M.S.Dhoni's 224 against Australia in Chennai is the third-highest score by an Indian captain.

5. M.S.Dhoni, with 294 dismissals in his career, ranks first in the all-time dismissals list by Indian wicket-keepers.

6. Dhoni's maiden century against Pakistan in Faisalabad (148) is the fastest century scored by an Indian wicket-keeper and fourth overall.

7. Dhoni shares the record for most dismissals in an innings (6, with Syed Kirmani) and in a match (9) by an Indian wicket-keeper.

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T20I Career Records

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Mahi has played 98 T20I matches and scored 1617 runs at an average of 37.6 while scoring just 2 half-centuries.

T20I Records:

1. As a captain most wins (41) in T20Is.

2. Most matches (72) both as captain and wicket-keeper in T20Is.

3. Most dismissals (87) as wicket-keeper in T20Is.

4. Most consecutive T20I innings (84) without a duck.

5. Most catches (54) as wicket-keeper in T20Is.

6. Most catches (5) as wicket-keeper in T20I innings.

IPL Career of Dhoni

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In his 234-match IPL career, MS Dhoni has aggregated 4978 runs in 296 innings so far at an average of 39.2 and a strike rate of 135.2. His highest score in the tournament is 84 while he smashed 346 fours and 229 sixes in the format.

Under Dhoni's captaincy, Chennai Super Kings have won 4 IPL trophies(2010, 2011, 2018 & 2021).

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