Veteran Indian wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni on Sunday scripted a massive record in the shortest format of the game as he became the first Indian cricketer to feature in 300 T20 matches. He achieved the milestone during the third and final T20I match between India and New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
Overall, he is the joint-12th alongside England’s Luke Wright on the list which is topped by West Indies’ Keiron Pollard (446 matches). Rohit Sharma is the second Indian on the list with 298 T20 matches which include the Hamilton decider.
Out of Dhoni’s 300 matches, he played 95 for India, 185 for Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings and the remaining 20 for presently-defunct Rising Pune Supergiants. He scored 6134 runs his T20 career at an average of 38.57 which includes 24 half-centuries. For India, he scored 1546 runs at 37.7 and in IPL he managed to amass 4016 runs at an impressive average of 40.16 which includes 20 half-centuries.