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Friday, June 30, 2017

MS Dhoni surpasses Adam Gilchrist to become second highest scoring wicket-keeper in ODI history Friday June 30,2017

For those who might have doubted his skill, or might have thought that age has taken over his ability to bat anymore, Mahendra Singh Dhoni answered back his critics with a scintillating 78 runs off 79 deliveries against West Indies in the 3rd ODI at Antigua on Friday June 30,2017

Continuing with the display of his batting prowess, the wicketkeeper-batsman shattered yet another ODI record as he became the second-highest scoring wicketkeeper, edging past former Australian great Adam Gilchrist. 
M S Dhoni now has 9442 runs off 294 matches at an average of 51.31 with 10 hundreds and 63 half-centuries. Dhoni has surpassed former Aussie counterpart, Gilchrist, who had summed up to 9410 runs from 282 matches at an average of 35.64. However, leading the chart is still the Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara, with 13341 runs from 360 matches at an average of 43.74 with 23 tons.
Another record that MS Dhoni smashed is one that deals with sixes. His 322 sixes in total now stands at fifth postion on the list of most maximums in ODIs. Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi's 476 maximums, leads the pack, followed by Windies batsman Chris Gayle (434).

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