Mahendra Singh Dhoni record coveted double against England:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni added another feather to his glittering cap in the third T20I against England.
Dhoni became the first wicket-keeper to take 50 catches in T20Is.
He also became the first player to take five catches in a Twenty20 International.
Dhoni achieved this feat while playing his 93rd T20 International as India restricted England to 198/9.
Dhoni reached the 50-mark after snaffling Jason Roy caught behind off Deepak Chahar’s bowling.
He then took catches of Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow and Liam Plunkett to take his tally of catches to 54.
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Dhoni sits atop on the chart with 87 dismissals (54 catches, 33 stumpings) in 93 matches followed by Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal 60 dismissals (28, 32 stumpings) and Afghanistan Mohammad Shahzad (26 catches, 28 stumpings).
West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin sits at the spot in terms of catches with 34 dismissals whereas South Africa’s Quinton de Kock is third on the list with 30 catches.
Dhoni celebrated his 37th birthday on 7 July and a couple of days ago, he became the third Indian player to feature in 500 International matches.
Dhoni spills the beans about captaincy:
India’s one of the most successful captains, Mahendra Singh Dhoni talked about his tenure as captain and said, “During my tenure as a captain, I have learnt that there is nothing like common sense.”
“Many times, I used to think that this is common sense. Sometimes you think, ‘I don’t need to say this’, but in a team environment you need to say everything,” he said in an interview.
“I need to spend time with an individual for understanding him. You cannot advise an individual anything until you know him,” he added.
He also addressed that he finds it sensitive to explain to players their omissions from playing XI.
“I have felt that in a team environment, the biggest problem was answering questions like ‘Dhoni, what is the reason for which I’m not playing the matches.”
“Then they would also add ‘I am asking you a question, but you don’t need to give an answer’.”