M. S. Dhoni Becomes Fifth Indian To Score 6000 Runs In T20s

M. S. Dhoni
M. S. Dhoni

M. S. Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings captain, added another feather to his decorate cap as he became the fifth Indian wicket-keeper batsman to reach 6000 T20 runs after his 17-run knock against Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match on Friday.

With the said runs, the ‘Thala’ also became the fifth from the country to complete 6000 runs in the shortest format of the game.Going into the dead-rubber against the Daredevils, the Super Kings skipper was just 10 runs short of the milestone.

What makes his achievement even more special is that the other players in the list are bat higher in the other as compared to Dhoni who has been playing the role of a finisher.

Other than Dhoni, other Indian cricketers to have reached the milestone are Suresh Raina (7708), Virat Kohli (7621), Rohit Sharma (7303) and Gautam Gambhir (6402). In terms of the world tally, it’s the Universe Boss Chris Gayle who holds the summit position, having scored 11436 in the format so far.The Jamaican, who has scored 21 centuries and 50 half-centuries in the shortest format of the game so far, is followed by Brendon McCullum with 9119 runs in a total of 335 matches at a decent average of 30.70.Dhoni reached the landmark as he hit a single off an Amit Mishra delivery in the 13th over of the CSK innings.

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The Jharkhand-born batsman who has been in splendid form this season, found it tough attacking the Delhi bowlers as the Chennai franchise incurred a rather unexpected defeat against the capital franchise.So far this season, Dhoni has 430 runs under his belt at an average of 86.00 and a strike rate of 155.23.

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