The moment M.S. Dhoni swayed his electrical arms from the east part of the ground to west part of the ground to dismiss Luke Ronchi, he got his name registered in history books as he became the first ever wicketkeeper to effect more than 150 stumpings in international cricket. He achieved this record in the third ODI of the series against New Zealand on October 23, 2016.
It has been a long journey for M.S. Dhoni as his first stumping in international cricket came in his third ODI when he stumped the Bangladesh batsman Rajin Saleh on a score of 82 off none other than Sachin Tendulkar. His second stumping came in the same game when again he stumped a batsman off Sachin Tendulkar. Since then, he has never looked back and now has become most successful wicket-keeper in terms of stumpings.
M.S. Dhoni, who is currently at the top spot in a list of most stumpings is ahead of now retired cricketer Kumar Sangakkara who has a total of 139 stumpings to his name in 594 international games whereas Dhoni took 443 international games to achieve this mark.
Romesh Kaluwitharana, who stands third in the list has affected 101 stumpings in 238 international games whereas Moin Khan, who stands fourth in the list has a total of 93 stumping in 288 international games. Adam Gilchrist stands fifth on the list with 92 stumpings in 396 games.
The number shows that Dhoni is the best wicket-keeper to have played cricket as no cricketer seems close to him as of now. Surely, after watching the numbers, it looks like Dhoni record would never be broken and will remain immortal.
|M.S. Dhoni (India/Asia)||149|
|Kumar Sangakkara (SL/ICC/Asia)||139|
|Romesh Kaluwitharana (SL)||101|
|Moin Khan (Pak)||93|
|Adam Gilchrist (AUS/ICC)||92|
|Kamran Akmal (Pak)||85|
|Mushfiqur Rahim (Bang.)||73|
|Ian Healy (AUS)||68|
|Bert Oldfield (AUS)||52|
|Nayan Mongia (INDIA)||52|