MS Dhoni records yet another wicketkeeping milestone

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni records yet another milestone

MS Dhoni might be under the scanner for his dip in form with the bat but one aspect of his game that hasn’t diminished one bit is wicketkeeping. He is safe as houses and still amongst the best in the world behind the stumps.

His prestigious career has witnessed several records and the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand has put him in the record books yet again. In the 2nd ODI in Pune, he became the first player to take 200 catches in India.

When he took the catch of Ross Taylor off Hardik Pandya in the 16th over of the first innings, he completed 200 catches in his home country. He now has 201 catches in international cricket across all 3 formats in India and stands at the pole position on the list. Behind MS Dhoni, is Rahul Dravid with 146 catches.

Players with most international catches in India

Player  Catches
MS Dhoni (India) 201
Rahul Dravid (India) 146
Mohammad Azharuddin (India) 106
Sachin Tendulkar (India) 101
Syed Kirmai (India) 96
Nayan Mongia (India) 89
Virat Kohli (India) 74
Adam Gilchrist (Australia) 73
Virender Sehwag (India) 73
Anil Kumble (India) 70


As a wicketkeeper, the Ranchi-lad has the most number of catches in India. Other Indian wicketkeepers Syed Kirmani and Nayan Mongia appear behind him on the list with the overseas keepers like Adam Gilchrist, Jeff Dujon, Mark Boucher and Brad Haddin also featuring in the top 10. Overall, Dhoni has 288 catches in ODIs and is behind Adam Gilchrist (417), Mark Boucher(402) and Kumar Sangakkara (383).

Wicketkeepers with most international catches in India

Player Catches
MS Dhoni (India) 201
Syed Kirmani (India) 96
Nayan Mongia (India) 89
Adam Gilchrist (Australia) 73
Kiran More (India) 55
Jeff Dujon (West Indies) 46
Mark Boucher (South Africa) 41
Wriddhiman Saha (India) 41
Brad Haddin (Australia) 38
Kamran Akmal (Pakistan) 38

-Stats as of October 25, 2017

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