Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the only wicketkeeper in the history of ODI cricket to effect 100 stumpings. Adding another feather to its cap, the captain cool, has gone past Kumar Sangakkara’s mark of 99. He created the record during the fifth match against Sri Lanka during the ongoing series at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
How did MS Dhoni set a new world record?
MS Dhoni set a new world record after affecting the stumping of Dananjaya. Dananjaya’s dismissal led MS Dhoni to the top position in the record list. Prior to MS Dhoni’s record, Kumara Sangakkara was on the top position for a long time. It must be noted that Kumara Sangakkara took 404 ODIs (One Day Internationals) to reach this figure, while MS Dhoni aka captain cool achieved the record breaking fete of 100 stumpings in just 301 ODIs.
Who are the top three in the list of stumpings?
While MS Dhoni has clinched the top position in the record list the second position goes to the legendary Sri Lankan wicket keeper Kumara Sangakkara. Dhoni was stuck on number 99 for quite a while but he finally broke the record on the last ball of the 45th over of the Sir Lanka innings. The top three slots in the record list are held by Sri Lankan and Indian Wicket keepers. While MS Dhoni has become to only wicket keeper in the history of cricket to achieve the record of 100 stumpings, after Kumara
While MS Dhoni has become to only wicket keeper in the history of cricket to achieve the record of 100 stumpings, after Kumara Sangakara the third wicket-keeper in the list is another Sri Lankan cricketer Romesh Kaluwitharana. Romesh Kaluwitharana is known to have affected 75 stumpings during his time in the game.
Other records that MS Dhoni Broke
The series witnessed MS Dhoni in his sublime form series — both with the bat as well as behind the wickets. During the last ODI, former Indian Cricket team captain MS Dhoni joined a select group of Indian players. Now MS Dhoni is one of the few Indian Cricketers to have represented India in 300 one-day internationals.
Another record that MS Dhoni created was topping the list of batsmen with most not outs in ODIs. The recent series took the former India captain to the top of the list.
Source: News 18