Sri Lanka vs India 2017: MS Dhoni Breaks World Record International Appearances for a Wicket Keeper

Sri Lanka vs India 2017: MS Dhoni Breaks World Record International Appearances for a Wicket Keeper

India wicket keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni is set to break numerous records when he plays against Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI at Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

The 36-year-old is one of the greatest Indian players of all time and was also the most successful captain India had ever seen in their history. He is set to make his 300th ODI appearance for the country which makes him only the sixth Indian player ever to reach the milestone mark.

The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh were the only ones who had managed to play more than 300 ODIs for India before the Ranchi born talisman. However, he is set to break one more world record, as he will make his 467th international appearance as a player.

It would mean he will be breaking the existing record of 466 appearances by Mark Boucher, which was the most appearances for any wicket keeper in the history of the game. MS Dhoni is set to become the gloveman who played the most international matches on Thursday and also has couple more world records in his sight.

He is currently on 99 stumpings and could become the first player to affect 100 stumpings in the game, and if he remains unbeaten at the end of the innings, he will become the player with most unbeaten innings in the ODI history, breaking the existing record of Muttiah Muralitharan.

Surely it is going to be a day to remember for MS Dhoni, who has given so much for Indian audience over the course of his career. He is in a rich form at the moment and could make it to 2019 World Cup if he continues to play at the current level of form.

Despite recent criticism, he is the only reliable batsman that India possess at the moment, as other batsmen had failed miserably in the recent games.

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