India tour of Australia 2016: Dhoni reaches another milestone

SANDIPAN GHOSH / 18 January 2016

On Sunday, Indian skipper MS Dhoni reached another career milestone in the 3rd ODI against Australia at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground). He only became the third cricketer to captain his side in 300 international matches.

The 3rd ODI against Australia at Melbourne on Sunday was Dhoni’s 189th appearance as a skipper for his national side in the 50-over format. Dhoni has also led India in 60 Tests and 51 T20Is. As a skipper, He won 156 matches while lost 112 matches. Dhoni’s winning percentage is 52.00 in overall international cricket. In the end of 2014, Dhoni took retirement from the Test cricket though he continued his leadership in the shorter formats (in ODIs and T20Is) till the date.



Only former New Zealand cricketer Stephen Fleming and Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting had achieved the feat of captaining their sides in 300 international matches before Dhoni.

Ponting had led 324 matches and Fleming had led 303 matches in the international cricket. Among those, Ponting had captained in 230 ODIs, 77 Tests and 17 T20Is; while Fleming had led in 218 ODIs, 80 Tests and 5 T20Is.

Dhoni has already represented his country for total 415 international matches as 90 Tests, 273 ODIs and 52 T20Is.


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