Dhoni one short of completing 50 catches in T20Is | Sunday Observer

Dhoni one short of completing 50 catches in T20Is

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has broken many a records in his sparkling career and now he is ready to add one more to his illustrious cap. Dhoni is set to complete 50 catches in the Twenty20 Internationals when India take on South Africa in the third and final T20I at Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town.

Dhoni already has the most number of catches in T20Is with 49 scalps to his name and is one short to complete a half-century of catches in the shortest format of the game. West Indies’ Dinesh Ramdin is number two in the list and is way behind Dhoni with 32 catches to his name.

South Africa’s Quinton de Kock is at number three with 30 catches.

Dhoni is also four stumpings away from becoming the number one in that category as well.

The record is currently being held by Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal, who has 32 stumpings while Dhoni has 29.

But, in terms of dismissals (catches and stumpings), Dhoni is number one with 78 dismissals in total. Akmal is number two with 60 dismissals.

The 36-year-old has played 88 T20Is so far, scoring 1,432 runs at an average of 37.68, including two half-centuries.

Even at the age of 36, Dhoni is an absolute boss when it comes to glove-work behind the stumps. Be it under-arm flicks without looking at the stumps or whipping off the bails in a flash, Dhoni has proved time and again that he is arguably the best wicketkeeper the game has ever seen.