IPL 2020: MS Dhoni can break these records tonight
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni already has a number of records to his name, be it international cricket, or the Indian Premier League. He has already announced his retirement from international cricket, but will continue playing the IPL for a couple of more years.
When it comes to MS Dhoni, he is not shy of records. Be it international cricket, or the Indian Premier League (IPL), he has created countless records. Although he is no longer associated with international cricket, he is likely to feature in the IPL for a couple of more seasons.
As a result, he continues to be on the cusp of scripting further records. On the same note, he is on the verge of creating at least three records tonight, as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Abu Dhabi. Here are the records which reckon him:
Third Indian to hit 300 sixes: Dhoni is a mastermind in hitting sixes, although he likes playing a composed innings, as per the situation demands. Nonetheless, he has hit 295 sixes in his T20 career, which makes him five short of the 300 mark. In case he does it tonight, he would become the third Indian, after Rohit Sharma (361) and Suresh Raina (311), to break the barrier.
Second-most catches in the tournament: As of now, Dhoni has claimed 100 catches in the tournament, both as a wicketkeeper and a fielder. Three more catches tonight would take him past Suresh Raina, as the former would rise to the second spot in terms of more catches in the tournament. He would only be led by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik, who has 109 catches to his name.
Most catches as wicketkeeper: So far, Dhoni has 97 catches to his name in the IPL as the wicketkeeper and is three shy of hitting the century. Meanwhile, if he manages to take five catches tonight, he would go past KKR's Karthik, who currently leads with most catches in the department.
CSK played their opening game against defending champions, Mumbai Indians (MI), on Saturday, which they won by five wickets, with just four balls to spare. Although Dhoni did not get the opportunity to bat in the match, he managed to claim a catch.
As of now, CSK are second in the points table, behind Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Meanwhile, CSK would be eyeing their record-equalling fourth tile this season.