Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni creates another World record as he became the first man in One-day International cricket to complete 100 stumpings on Sunday.
MS Dhoni completes his century of stumpings in his 301st ODI when he whipped off the bails to remove Akila Dananjaya off leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s bowling.
The former India skipper had 98 stumping to his name, one behind Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara. He equaled the Sri Lankan at 99 when he claimed the scalp of Danushka Gunathilaka off leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.
Sangakkara, who retired from international cricket in 2015, has 99 stumpings in 404 matches, while Dhoni achieved the feat in his 301st ODI.
Among Indian keepers, Dhoni is a long way ahead of the second-highest number, that of Nayan Mongia (44 stumpings).
In 90 Tests, Dhoni has taken 256 catches and effected 38 stumpings while his T20 Internationals’ catches/stumping record stands at 43/23. In ODI’s he has taken 281 catches apart from scoring 9657 runs.
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 or planning for a wicket, Dhoni has proved time and again that he is arguably the best wicketkeeper in the business.
List Of Wicketkeepers With most stumping in ODIs:
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India, 100* in 301* ODIs)
- Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka, 99 in 404)
- Romesh Kaluwitharana (Sri Lanka, 75 in 189)
- Moin Khan (Pakistan, 73 in 219)
- Adam Gilchrist (Australia, 55 in 287
- Nayan Mongia (India, 44 in 140)
- Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh, 40 in 176)
- Ian Healy (Australia, 39 in 168)
- Rashid Latif (Pakistan, 38 in 166)
- Khaled Mashud (Bangladesh, 35 in 126)