MS Dhoni breaks another record in T20 Internationals

Sudipta / 18 June 2016

MS Dhoni has become the wicketkeeper with most dismissal in T20I cricket. By taking a catch off Hamilton Masakadza behind the wicket of the bowling of Jasprit Bumrah Dhoni has surpassed Kamran Akmal of Pakistan. Currently, Dhoni has 61 dismissals to his credit in  69 matches.

Earlier in the ODI series, Dhoni has become the wicketkeeper with most dismissal in ODI cricket. Dhoni has 350 dismissals in ODI to his credit.

Indian captain MS is on the tour if Zimbabwe with a young Indian team. It was optional for Dhoni to tour Zimbabwe, but with India will play their next limited over match against New Zealand in October so he decided to tour Zimbabwe to keep himself engage with a competitive match.

Dhoni has achieved this record in 69 T20I matches.  Before Dhoni Pakistan’s out of favour wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal achieved this record in 53 matches. The gloveman of Pakistan has 60 dismissals to his credit.

Among the regular wicketkeeper Denish Ramdin of has 51 dismissals in 58 matches, Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh 45 of 53 matches, Kumar Sangakkara  45 off 56 matches.

Mohammad Shahzad  of Afghanistan is one of the aggressive cricketers of the  south Asian country has played 47 T20 as a wicketkeeper. He has 42 dismissals to his name.

However, the holder of the most astonishing record behind the three sticks is Quinton de Kock of South Africa. de Kock has played 29 matches and in all those matches he has 36 dismissals to his name. He is the only cricketer in the list of top ten wicketkeepers in T20 cricket  who has more dismissal than matches to his name.

Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum has 32 dismissals in 42 matches and South Africa’s standby wicketkeeper AB de Villiers has 28 dismissals in 26 matches.

Luke Ronchi, who has become New Zealand’s prime gloveman after making his debut and replaced Brendon McCullum behind the three sticks, has 28 dismissals to his name in 29 matches.

Among all the wicketkeepers Dhoni, Ronchi, Shahzad, Ramdin and de Kock play as a regular wicketkeeper while other wicketkeepers play mainly as standby.

The man who can break Dhoni’s record is de Kock as the promising youngster has many years left in international cricket.