Dubai: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni has become the most capped player in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and has also crossed 4,500 runs in the tournament.
MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten knock of 47 runs off 36 balls in CSK’s seven-run loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and become the fifth Indian cricketer after Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan to reach the landmark of 4500 runs.
When Dhoni walked out for the toss against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday, he was capped 194 times, overtaking Suresh Raina.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 2, 2020
Raina, who skipped the IPL due to personal reasons, is also a veteran CSK player.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is third on the list with 192 caps, followed by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik (185) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli (180).
Raina congratulated Dhoni on his achievement.
Congratulations Mahi bhai (@msdhoni) at becoming the most capped IPL player. Happiest that my record is being broken by you. All the best for the game today and am sure @ChennaiIPL will win this season’s @IPL. pic.twitter.com/f5BRQTJ0aF
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) October 2, 2020
Seven cricketers to have scored 4500 runs in the IPL.
– Virat Kohli 5430 Runs
– Suresh Raina 5368 Runs
– Rohit Sharma 5068 Runs
– David Warner 4821 runs
– Shikhar Dhawan 4614 runs
– AB De Villiers 4529 runs
– MS Dhoni 4523 runs