MS Dhoni’s legacy as wicket-keeper – In numbers

Let us have a look at some of the numbers to show why Dhoni is one of the greatest wicket-keeper in the world of cricket.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 5 July 2021 9:11 pm

MS Dhoni who is known to be of lightning speed behind the stumps has been one of the best wicket-keeper in international cricket at par with Adam Gilchrist and Mark Boucher. The street smart cricketer has been impressive with his inputs on DRS decisions as well behind the stumps and his keen brilliancy on reading the situation of the game has helped the team's cause very well.

Let us have a look at some of the facts on Dhoni's record as keeper in international cricket:

195: MS Dhoni has made 195 stumpings in international cricket as player. Also he remains to be the only keeper to have 100-plus stumpings in ODIs alone.

Most stumpings in international cricket:

MS Dhoni - 195
Kumar Sangakkara - 139
Romesh Kaluwitharana - 101
Moin Khan - 93
Adam Gilchrist - 92

5: MS Dhoni remains to be one of the four players to have made 5 dismissals as wicket-keeper in a T20I match.

Most dismissals made as wicket-keeper in a T20I match:

MS Dhoni - 5 vs Eng, 2018
Mohammad Shahzad - 5 vs Oman, 2015
Irfan Karim - 5 vs Ghana, 2019
Kiplin Doriga - 5 vs Vanuatu, 2019

829: MS Dhoni remains to be one of the three players to have made 800-plus dismissals as keeper in international cricket.

Most dismissals as wicket-keeper in international cricket:

Mark Boucher - 998
Adam Gilchrist - 905
MS Dhoni - 829

152: MS Dhoni remains to be only player in IPL history to have made more than 150 dismissals (152) as wicket-keeper.

268: MS Dhoni has most dismissals as wicket-keeper in T20 history.

Most dismissal as wicket-keeper in T20s:

MS Dhoni - 268
Kamran Akmal - 263
Dinesh Karthik - 235

21: MS Dhoni has made 21 dismissals as wicket-keeper in the CB 2008 ODI series and that remains to be highest for an Asian player in a ODI series

Most dismissals made as wicket-keeper in an ODI series:

Adam Gilchrist - 27 in Carlton United Tri-series, 1999
Jeff Dujon - 23 in Benson & Hedges World Series Cup in 1985
Rod Marsh - 22 in Benson & Hedges World Series Cup in 1983
MS Dhoni - 21 in CB 2008 Tri-Series
Adam Gilchrist - 21 in World Cup 2003
Tom Latham - 21 in World Cup 2019