MS Dhoni IPL Career: Captaincy Record, Batting Stats, Best Performances

Updated on: Jun 8, 2022 11:20 am IST

MS Dhoni IPL

MS Dhoni is arguably the best captain in Indian Premier League history.  After the successful 2007 World Cup win, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the first choice captain for CSK in 2008. Under his leadership, Chennai Super Kings have won the title 4 times, reached the playoffs 11 times to date.

MS Dhoni IPL

Here are all the stats you need to know of MS Dhoni as CSK captain

Matches Win Loss Tie/NR Win %
204 121 82 0/1 59.60

In 204 matches under Dhoni’s leadership, Chennai Super Kings have won 121 of them, and lost 82. Overall, the winning percentage is at 59.60%, which is the highest among captains in the Indian Premier League history.

Last Updated 15.3.22

MS Dhoni IPL Batting Stats

Matches Runs Average Strike Rate 50s Fours Sixes
220 4746 39.55 135.83 23 325 219

In 220 appearances in Indian Premier League, MS Dhoni has amassed 4746 runs at an average of 39.55, with a strike rate of 135.83, including 325 Fours and 219 Sixes.

Last Updated 15.3.22

IPL Stats

Most Runs in IPL Hat trick in IPL
Most Wickets in IPL Highest score in IPL
Highest Strike Rate in IPL Highest partnership in IPL
Most centuries in IPL Highest paid player in IPL
Most sixes in IPL Best bowling figures in IPL

MS Dhoni’s best performances in Indian Premier League

1. 54* off 29 balls against Kings XI Punjab in 2010

With the qualification to semi final on the brink, MS Dhoni produced a terrific knock of 54* off 29 balls under pressure against Kings XI Punjab at Dharmshala. After hitting 2 big sixes and winning the match, Dhoni punched his jaw, which showed the importance of the victory. The Chennai Super Kings then ultimately lifted their first ever title in IPL.

2. 64* off 32 balls against Kings XI Punjab in 2016

While Playing for Rising Pune Supergiants in IPL 2016, MS Dhoni hit 3 sixes off the final over of Axar Patel and helped the team to chase down the total of 172 runs in their last league fixture of the season.

3. 70* off 34 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2018

MS Dhoni was finest with his wide range of shots in an innings of 70* off 34 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League 2018 edition. This knock helped the team to chase down the total of 205 runs easily.

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