India vs England: MS Dhoni completes 300 ODI catches to join exclusive club

first_imgMS Dhoni on Saturday became the first Indian wicket-keeper to take 300 catches in one-day internationals (ODIs).He achieved the feat when he took Jos Buttler’s catch off Umesh Yadav’s bowling in the 37th over of the second ODI of the three-match series against England at Lord’s.The 37-year-old, who is playing his 320th ODI, needed two catches to achieve the landmark before the match. His 299th catch was of Ben Stokes, who got out to Hardik Pandya.Dhoni is the fourth wicket-keeper to reach the 300-catch mark after former Australian player Adam Gilchrist (417), South Africa’s March Boucher (402) and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara (383).INDIA vs ENGLAND, 2ND ODI: LIVEDhoni also has 107 stumpings to his names in ODIs, the highest by any wicket-keeper. He’s also the only glovesman to have recorded over 100 stumpings in the 50-over format.The former Indian captain also recently became the first wicket-keeper to take 50 catches in Twenty-20 Internationals during India’s third T20I against England in Bristol. In the match, Dhoni took the catches of Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow and Liam Plunkett. In the process, he also became the first player to take five catches in an innings of a T20I.The veteran cricketer could also become the fourth Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Saurav Ganguly to score 10,000 ODI runs in ODIs, on Saturday. He needs just 33 runs to reach the landmark.Dhoni has scored 9,967 runs in ODIs so far at an average of 51.37 and strike rate of 88.40.advertisementlast_img