MS Dhoni became the first Asian wicket-keeper to register 800 dismissals in international cricket. Dhoni reached the milestone during the Asia Cup 2018 final between India and Bangladesh at the Dubai. He is now third on the list of wicket keepers with most dismissals after Mark Boucher (998) and Adam Gilchrist (905).
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First prey of Dhoni was Liton Das, who was deceived by a Kuldeep Yadav googly as he stretched forward and missed and Lightning Dhoni, thrashed the bails in a flash to send the batsman back to pavilion.
Soon after, Mashrafe Mortaza too fell prey Kuldeep, stumped by Dhoni again, which was the former India captain’s 800th dismissal in international cricket. Dhoni achieved the 800-landmark in the 43rd over.
Dhoni, who affected his second stumping of the night to get Mortaza out, now has 184 stumpings to his name from 510 matches across all the formats of the game.
List of Top 10 wicket keepers with Most dismissals
|M Boucher (SA)||1997-2012||467||596||998||952||46|
|A Gilchrist (AUS)||1996-2008||396||485||905||813||92|
|MS Dhoni (IND)||2004-2018||510||580||800||616||184|
|K Sangakkara (SL)||2000-2015||594||499||678||539||139|
|I Healy (AUS)||1988-1999||287||392||628||560||68|
|R Marsh (AUS)||1970-1984||188||274||479||463||16|
|B Haddin (AUS)||2001-2015||226||274||474||449||25|
|P Dujon (WI)||1981-1991||250||316||474||448||26|
|D Ramdin (WI)||2005-2018||278||333||461||422||39|
|Kamran Akmal (PAK)||2002-2017||268||303||453||368||85|
During this match he also made another new record his name. MS Dhoni is now at second position in the list with most stumpings in List A cricket. He now has 131 stumpings to his name and trails Pakistan’s Moin Khan by eight (138). With the stumping of Mortaza, Dhoni left England’s Steve Rhodes behind. Former Sri Lanka player Kumar Sangakkara also appears in the top-four.
Most Stumping’s In List A Matches
If talk about List A Cricket, Dhoni has played a total of 400 matches so far in his cricket career. In these matches he has 131 stumpings and 387 catches behind the wickets. In these matches, he has scored 12703 runs at an average of 50.40.