MS Dhoni becomes the first Indian to take 600 international catches
MS Dhoni becomes the first Indian to take 600 international catches


After losing the test series against the Proteas, the Visitor team India bounce back in limited over format. It was skipper Virat Kohli who score 558 runs in one series. Well, that is how daunting Team India is in the Gentleman's arena. As for Dhoni, he had already set himself up on record books in the third ODI of the series against South Africa when he became the first Indian wicket keeper to effect 400 dismissals in the 50-over format. And now, on Friday, Dhoni once again found himself amongst legends when he became the third wicketkeeper to complete 600 international catches.

Dhoni reached the mark after a shorter delivery down the leg side from Shardul Thakur in the seventh over of South Africa's innings got a nick of Hashim Amla's glove as the wicketkeeper completed the formality. Not a very special delivery to dismiss a batsman of Amla's stature, but it was definitely a moment of joy for Thakur as he grabbed his maiden wicket on Proteas soil, while Dhoni completed 600 international catches. Dhoni became the third wicketkeeper to achieve the milestone after former South African gloveman Mark Boucher (952 catches) and Aussie great Adam Gilchrist (813 catches).  
Since his debut in 2004, Dhoni inflicted 774 international dismissals with 600 catches and 174 stumpings - all coming in just 553 innings. Breaking down 600 as per formats, Dhoni has 256 catches 144 Test innings, 297 catches in 272 ODI innings and 47 in 75 T20I innings.


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