The Indian team, which is on a tour of England, is currently leading the T20 series against the Englishmen’s, winning the first T20 game, the Indian team has moved ahead of the series 1-0. The second T20 match will be played between the two teams today.
This match will be very special for the former Indian skipper Dhoni. MS Dhoni will join an elite list of cricketers after the match. So, let’s end your curiosity and tell you that what Dhoni is going to achieve a special place today.
It seems MS Dhoni made a routine of breaking records as today when Dhoni step in the field in 2nd T20I against England, he will become overall ninth cricketer and 3rd Indian to do so in the history of the game to play 500 international matches. He made his international debut 23 Dec 2004 in an ODI against Bangladesh.
MS Dhoni Debuts
|ODI Debut||23-Dec-04||vs Bangladesh|
|Test Debut||02-Dec-05||vs Sri Lanka|
|T20I Debut||01-Dec-06||vs South Africa|
Dhoni has played 499 international games till now and will register hi name in the history of books. He will join Indian legends Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid in the list of Indian players who have played over 500 international games.
Sachin played overall 664 international games during his 24-year lengthy international career while Dravid has played in 509 international games. Overall, Sachin also tops the list of players who have played most international matches and Dravid is on 8th Place. Sachin is followed by Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya, Ricky Ponting, Shahid Afridi, Jacques Kallis and Dravid on the list.
List of Players with 500 or more International Matches
|S Tendulkar (IND)||1989-2013||664||34357|
|M Jayawardene (Asia/SL)||1997-2015||652||25957|
|K Sangakkara (Asia/ICC/SL)||2000-2015||594||28016|
|S Jayasuriya (Asia/SL)||1989-2011||586||21032|
|R Ponting (AUS/ICC)||1995-2012||560||27483|
|Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/PAK)||1996-2018||524||11196|
|J Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA)||1995-2014||519||25534|
|R Dravid (Asia/ICC/IND)||1996-2012||509||24208|
|MS Dhoni (Asia/IND)||2004-2018||499||16298|
Dhoni has captained India in 331 matches winning 178 matches. He led India to victory in 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup. Under Dhoni, team India climbed to number one position in Test cricket in 2009. The Men in Blue also won the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy 2013 under him.
MS Dhoni Stats
Dhoni retired from the longest format of the game in 2014 after playing 90 Test matches. But continues to play ODI and T20I cricket.