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MS Dhoni plays 500th international game, joins Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid in elite club

The former Indian skipper has played 90 Test matches and 318 One Day Internationals, apart from 92 T20s

T2 Online Newsdesk 7 July 2018, 12:44 PM
Dhoni has been one of the most successful captains of Team India

Dhoni has been one of the most successful captains of Team India Image: Fotocorp

Indian cricket team's senior-most player Mahendra Singh Dhoni yesterday reached the coveted milestone of playing 500 international matches during the second T20 International against England, just ahead of his 37th birthday, which is today.

In doing so, Dhoni became the third Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (664) and Rahul Dravid (509) to breach the 500 match barrier in international cricket.

Yesterday's T20 International was Dhoni's 92nd in the shortest format.

This apart, the former India captain has played 90 Test matches and 318 One Day Internationals. In 90 Tests, he had scored 4876 runs with six hundreds and 33 half centuries before calling it a day.

In the 318 ODIs, he has so far scored 9967 runs with 10 tons and 67 half tons.

In the 91 T20s before the current match, he had scored 1455 runs with two half-centuries.

In 499 international matches so far, he has taken 602 catches and effected 178 stumpings.

(Inputs from PTI)

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