Dhaka: There’s no stopping Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. ‘Captain Cool’ has added another feather to his cap becoming the first skipper to smash 200 international sixes. The record was broken during the Asia Cup T20 encounter against Sri Lanka, here at the Shere Bangla National stadium on Tuesday which India won by five wickets to reach the final.
After the departure of Hardik Pandya, Dhoni smashed Milinda Siriwardana over his head for a maximum which put the Jharkhand hero well above other international captains.
Dhoni is leading now being trailed by Ricky Ponting (171), Brendon McCullum (170), Chris Gayle (134) and Sourav Ganguly (132).
India stormed into the final of the Asia Cup defeating Angelo Mathews-led Sri Lanka by five wickets courtesy Virat Kohli's unbeaten 56 runs. It was India’s third successive victory as they now stand on the cusp of their sixth continental championship trophy.
The Indian bowlers restricted Sri Lanka to 138 for nine. After facing initial hiccups, Kohli and Yuvraj Singh (35) powered the No 1 T20 side to victory with four balls to spare.
Yuvraj showed glimpses of his vintage self in his 18-ball 35 runs cameo that was laced with three sixes and two boundaries.
Commentator Dean Jones also hailed the veteran Indian all-rounder. "It's the old swagger now. I can see it. I haven't seen this in a long time. Look at the way Yuvraj is walking, like he owns this place. He's back," he said.