MS Dhoni Makes History in IPL 2024, Check Details Inside
MS Dhoni Makes History in IPL 2024, Check Details Inside

Renowned Indian cricketer and former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain, MS Dhoni, has etched his name in the record books once again. Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper-batsman to achieve the remarkable feat of scoring 7,000 runs in T20 cricket during an electrifying match against Delhi Capitals (DC) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.

The 42-year-old cricket maestro showcased his prowess on the field as he delivered an outstanding performance. Despite coming in towards the end of the innings, Dhoni exhibited his signature power-hitting style, smashing 37 runs off just 16 balls. His aggressive batting included four boundaries and three sixes, earning him a staggering strike rate of 231.25. CSK fans erupted with joy as their beloved 'Thala' punished DC's pacer, Anrich Nortje, by plundering 20 runs off the final over.

Dhoni, who serves as both a wicketkeeper and a batsman, has now amassed a total of 7,036 runs in T20 cricket. Over the course of 380 matches, he has maintained an impressive average of 38.06, with 28 half-centuries to his name. His highest score stands at an unbeaten 84*, and he boasts a formidable strike rate of 134.78.

While Dhoni's achievement is remarkable, the record for the most runs by a designated wicketkeeper-batsman remains held by South Africa's Quinton De Kock, with a staggering tally of 8,578 runs. De Kock has amassed a total of 9,407 runs in 329 T20 matches, showcasing his prowess with six centuries and 59 fifties.

In the gripping encounter between CSK and DC, the latter won the toss and elected to bat first. David Warner and Prithvi Shaw laid a solid foundation with a formidable 93-run opening partnership. Despite a brief stumble in the middle overs, Rishabh Pant's brisk knock propelled DC to a competitive total of 191/5 at the end of their 20 overs. CSK's Matheesha Pathirana emerged as the standout bowler, claiming three wickets for 31 runs.

Chasing a target of 192, CSK faced early resistance from DC's bowlers, particularly Khaleel Ahmed and Mukesh Kumar. Despite valiant efforts from Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, and Dhoni, DC managed to secure a 20-run victory, restricting CSK to 171/6. Khaleel Ahmed's stellar bowling performance earned him the 'Player of the Match' award.

With two wins and a loss, CSK currently holds the second position in the IPL 2024 standings, accumulating four points. On the other hand, DC finds themselves in seventh place, with one win and two losses, totaling two points in the tournament so far.

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