Colombo: Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first wicket keeper in the world to complete a century of stumpings in one-day internationals.
Team India’s ‘Mr. Reliable’ achieved the unique feat in the fifth and final ODI against Sri Lanka when he stumped Akila Dananjaya off Yuzuendra Chahal bowling. Dhoni’s safe pair of hands behind the stumps has made him one of the best glove man in the business.
Dhoni, who made his debut in 2004 against Bangladesh, achieved the feat in his 301st ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Bangladesh's Rajin Saleh was Dhoni's maiden stumping in 2004.
MS Dhoni's first international stumping: in the Dhaka ODI on 27-12-2004— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 3, 2017
Rajin Saleh st Dhoni b Sachin Tendulkar#SLvInd
The 36-year-old has also taken 281 catches apart from scoring 9657 runs (before the start of the Indian chase) on Sunday. Dhoni has also played 90 Tests and 77 T20 Internationals.
In 90 Tests he played for Team India, Dhoni has taken 256 catches and effected 38 stumpings while in his T20 career he has 43 catches and 23 stumping to his name.
MS Dhoni - stumpings in intl cricket— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 3, 2017
100 in ODIs
38 in Tests
23 in T20Is
Most stumpings int cricket
Most stumpings in...— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 3, 2017
Tests: 52 by Bert Oldfield (Aus)
ODIs: 100* by MS Dhoni (Ind)
T20Is: 32 Kamran Akmal (Pak)#SLvInd
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