MS Dhoni becomes first player to play 200 games in IPL

19 October, 2020 | Rakshanda Afrin

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Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has added another feather to his illustrious cap as he became the first player to play 200 games in the Indian Premier League. The wicket-keeper was...

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has added another feather to his illustrious cap as he became the first player to play 200 games in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Dhoni achieved the feat against Rajasthan Royals here at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. In his IPL journey so far, Dhoni has only donned two jerseys — Chennai Super Kings and Rising Pune Supergiant (when the Chennai-based franchise was suspended for two years).

Taking to Twitter former India all-rounder Suresh Raina congratulated Dhoni and wrote, “The first-ever player to play his 200th match in IPL, Wishing you loads of success. You always make us proud.” Dhoni-led CSK to three title wins in 2010, 2011 and 2018 and is regarded as one of the most successful captains in the IPL.

In 199 games, the former India captain scored 4,568 runs, which includes 23 fifties, with the highest score of 84 not out. His strike-rate reads 137.67. Earlier this month, Dhoni surpassed Suresh Raina (193 games) to become the most capped player in the IPL. India opener and Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma comes second in the list with 197 games followed by Raina, Dinesh Karthik (191) and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli (186).

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Records are just a number for Chennai Super Kings (SCK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as he achieved another feat on Monday and became the first player to play his 200th game in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The wicket-keeper was totally unaware of the milestone figure until Danny Morrison informed the veteran at the toss.

CSK won the toss and opted to bat first against Rajasthan Royals here at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Both the teams have a tough journey ahead as they have to win all the remaining games to be in the contest of play-offs.

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