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IPL 2024: Dhoni Sets New Landmark in T20 Cricket

April 1, 2024

Legendary Indian and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) wicketkeeper-batter Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday became the first Indian glovesman to score 7,000 runs in T20 cricket.

The 42-year-old veteran accomplished this milestone during their IPL match against Delhi Capitals (DC), when he smashed 37 in just 16 balls, with four boundaries and three sixes. His strike rate was 231.25.

The result did not matter to CSK fans, as they were happy to see their ‘Thala’ bat and punish pacer Anrich Nortje by smashing him for 20 runs in the last over.

As a designated wicketkeeper-batter, Dhoni has scored 7,036 runs. In 380 T20s, Dhoni has made 7,308 runs at an average of 38.06, with 28 half-centuries. His best score is 84*. His strike rate is 134.78.

The most runs by a designated wicketkeeper-batter is by South Africa’s Quinton De Kock, who has made 8,578 runs as a wicketkeeper-batter. Overall, including matches, Kock has scored 9,407 runs in 329 T20 matches, at an average of 32.10 and a strike rate of over 137, with six centuries and 59 fifties.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Kashmir Monitor staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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