It was the first time in the history of Indian Premier League that both MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina have come face-to-face in an IPL match. Both these players who have been a part of CSK earlier now lead their respective teams – Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions.
In the match between RPS and GL, it was the team led by Raina, Gujarat Lions who emerged as victorious and with that victory there is a unique record that Raina gets to his name. Let’s take a look as to what it is.
Suresh Raina who has the record to play most number of matches in IPL, now also holds the record to win most matches in IPL as well. He has played 134 matches so far and hasn’t missed even a single match for his team. Off the 134 matches played by him, Raina has been on the winning side 81 times, most by any player in IPL.
Second on the list is Indian team captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni has played 131 matches in IPL (he has only missed 3 matches in IPL so far). Off the 131 matches that he has played, Dhoni has won 79 matches.
As both Dhoni and Raina are playing on different teams this season, we can definitely expect a lot of changes as to who will top this list, between the two. But who will emerge as the player on top, we will only know by the end of the season. Until then let’s enjoy both their quest to reach the top.
When it comes to captaincy, Raina still has a long way to go to reach anywhere close to MS Dhoni. He has captained a side in IPL five times so far (3 – CSK ; 2 – GL). In these 5 matches, he has won 3, lost 2 and tied 1 match. This season he has 100% win record in IPL season 9 so far. Whereas this season Dhoni has 50% win record in two matches.
Please Note: Stat updated till 15 April 2016