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MS Dhoni,
MS Dhoni. Image Credit: Getty Images.
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MS Dhoni: 5 World Records That The Former Skipper Holds Despite His International Retirement

Former Indian World Cup-winning captain and one of the greatest wicket-keeper batsmen, the 39-year-old MS Dhoni announced his international retirement on 15th August 2020.

During his long international career between December 2004 and July 2019, MS Dhoni played 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is, where he made many great records in international cricket.

Here we are talking about some of MS Dhoni’s present world records

Most international matches as a captain

MS Dhoni, world record
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One of the successful captains in international cricket history, MS Dhoni played the captaincy role of the Indian team between 2007 and 2018. During his captaincy tenure, Dhoni led the Indian team in 332 matches which are a record of most international matches as a captain. The second-best record holder is the former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting, who played the captaincy role in 324 international matches (Australia & ICC World XI).

Derya Can

Turkish Female Free Diver Breaks Guinness World Record

Ankara, Feb 25 (IANS) Turkish Derya Can has broken a Guinness World Record with a 120-metre horizontal apnea dive under ice.

Accompanied by her husband and coach, Can on Friday completed swimming 120 metres in 1 minute 47 seconds under the 35-centimetre ice-coated Weissensee lake in Austria, Xinhua news agency reported.

With her dive, Can shattered French Aurore Asso’s record of 112.3 metres.

Can in December 2016 set her new record by performing a 111-metre dive in the variable weight with fins category in Antalya province, surpassing another Turkish female free diver Sahika Ercumen’s record of 110 metres.

She had also broken the world record in the variable weight apnea without fins category, by reaching a depth of 94 metres.

India Attempts To Break ‘Largest Tennis Lesson’ Record

Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) With as many as 956 young champions clustered at a tennis training session with players and coaches here, India attempted to break a record of “the largest tennis lesson”.

The current such Guinness World Record was made in 2015, with 803 people. It was by Northern Vision (Britain) in Liverpool, Merseyside.

In India, the record attempt was powered by Boost, one of GSK’s leading brands in the Health Food Drinks category, which associated Aircel Chennai Open 2017. The children congregated at SDAT Stadium here on Tuesday evening as part of the brand’s communication platform of ‘Play A Bigger Game’, wherein they got to play with the leading tennis players like Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna.

“While the Guinness World Records may take up to some time to decide, the participants are confident that they have set a record and successfully put India on the world map for this achievement,” read a statement issued by Boost.

Commenting on it, Prashant Pandey, executive vice president – Marketing, GSK Consumer Healthcare, said: “We are extremely overwhelmed with the participation that the activity witnessed and are hopeful to beat the world record.”

Children take part in the Junior Guinness World Record Attempt for the largest Cricket Lesson at SCG.
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Cricket Australia Sets A New Guinness World Record At The SCG

On December 2, 2016, the fans witnessed it for the second time across the cricket-mad world that Cricket Australia set a junior children Guinness World Record by organizing an event, which received 500-odd young cricketers for the largest MILO in2CRICKET cricket lesson at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

“It was a lot of fun out on the SCG today leading this giant MILO in2CRICKET lesson and it was certainly the most cricketers I’ve ever coached at one time. To help set a new world record is great but it was just as exciting to see so many kids getting involved in our great sport,” said Darren Lehmann.

Guinness World Record officials were also present on the occasion to have a closer look at the attempt of junior cricketers for the largest cricket session at the SCG.

The junior participants batted, bowled, fielded for half-an-hour during the conducted session while meeting all the rules and requirements set by GWR adjudicators to create history.

While doing the same kind of activity, the previous best record was with 250 schoolkids, who had also participated in a 30-minute cricket session.

With a mascot from each of the eight Big Bash League teams, the schoolkids were guided by some of the familiar faces in Australian cricket which included Australian head coach Darren Lehmann and fast bowler Peter Siddle, followed by off-spinner Nathan Lyon, Peter Nevill, Hilton Cartwright and Meg Lanning.

MILO in2CRICKET including MILO T20 program had attracted around 600,500 participants every year in schools and cricket clubs across Australia.

Rio Olympics inspired mural sets new Guinness World Record

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 24 (IANS) The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, which concluded earlier this week with 65 new Olympic and 19 new world records in the sports field, now also has another record for the world’s largest street mural created by an artist.

At 15.5m tall and 170m long, the work of art is nearly 3,000 square meters in size.

Brazilian graffiti artist Eduardo Kobra painted this massive work of art along the promenade here and now it is recognised as the largest of its kind in the world.

The work, titled “We Are All One,” shows five faces representing five main ethnic groups from five continents.

It means to resemble the official Olympic symbol – the five Olympic rings – the 39-year-old, Sao Paulo born muralist told Efe on Tuesday.

To accomplish the mural, it took 180 buckets of acrylic paint and 2,800 cans of spray paint as well as seven hydraulic lifts, Guinness World Records said in a statement.

The mural by Brazil’s most renowned street artist became another attraction of the Olympic Boulevard.

Kobra began this work in early July with three team members and finished the gigantic mural on August 2, three days ahead of the opening ceremony of the 2016 edition of the Games.

20 Guinness World Records In Cricket
20 Guinness World Records In Cricket
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20 Guinness World Records In Cricket

Cricket is one of the greatest sport in the world and is currently the second most popular team sport in the world. So no surprises that many records in cricket are placed in Guinness World Records. In this article, we will talk about some amazing Guinness World Records in cricket.

Amazing Guinness World Records In Cricket:

Oldest player to score a cricket century (minor cricket) 

Neville Wadia
Neville Wadia. Image Credits: Indian Express

The oldest player to score a century in minor cricket (a form of cricket which is not played professionally or at a recognised high standard) is Neville Wadia. Indian Neville Wadia (born 27th May 1945) made a century in minor cricket at the age of 63 years and 305 days. Wadia made 105 runs for Waghodia Road Cricket Team against Vrajdham Vadil Pariwar Team, at Sitabaug Ground, Manjalpur, Baroda, India, on 28 March 2009. It was a T20 match between the two teams which represented by senior citizens.

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Eric Dusingizimana creates Guinness World Record

Rwanda cricket captain Eric Dusingizimana has outsmarted the Guinness World Record after spending the World’s longest time batting in the cricket net. He broke the record of an Indian player, Virag Mare, who set the record of batting for 50 hours in the nets. Eric batted for 51 hours in the nets between May 11 to May 13.

He scooped $1 million (approximately Rwf800 million) after batting for an epic 51 hours. Captain Dusingizimana’s journey behind his triumph is a big cause. He wanted to help raise money for the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation (RCSF) – a charity the club has supported in the past seeking to build the first ever International cricket stadium in Rwanda. As he batted, the World Economic Forum on Africa was ongoing in the capital Kigali with over 3,000 delegates.

Dusingizimana’s backing was global. On the start of the longest competition in Cricket history, he was backed by the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who hailed an enthusiastic cricketer for breaking the Guinness record ever made. Jubilant Rwandan fans and Cricket lovers filled up Rwanda’s Amahoro Stadium as history was made at a colourful event attended by Cricket icons and leaders in Rwanda’s capital Kigali. “This is the first Guinness record broken by a Rwandan and indeed the highest compared to others entirely in the World’s cricket history,” said Anold Murenzi, a Cricket fan.

The current record is 50hr 4mins 51 sec, achieved by Virag Mare of India in Pune, Maharashtra, India, from 22 to 24 December last year. To achieve this, he broke the record set by Englishman Alby Shale in the Kia Oval’s own Ken Barrington Cricket Centre in 2013, when he batted for 26 hours, facing deliveries from British Prime Minister David Cameroon amongst many others. Rwanda has been a member of the International Cricket fraternity since 2003. The country’s team is also a member of the African Cricket Association.