CSK vs PBKS, IPL 2022: MS Dhoni becomes 2nd Indian after Rohit Sharma to play 350 T20 matches

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IPL 2022: Former CSK captain MS Dhoni became only the second Indian player after Rohit Sharma to play 350 matches in the shortest format of the game.

IPL 2022: MS Dhoni becomes 2nd Indian to play 350 T20 matches (Courtesy by BCCI/PTI Photo)

IPL 2022: MS Dhoni becomes 2nd Indian to play 350 T20 matches (Courtesy by BCCI/PTI Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • MS Dhoni became 2nd Indian to play 350 T20 matches
  • MS Dhoni joined Rohit Sharma in the elite T20 list
  • Dhoni has scored over 7000 runs in T20 format

Chennai Super Kings wicketkeeper-batter MS Dhoni is making his 350th appearance in the T20 format on Sunday as he takes the field against the Punjab Kings, becoming the only second Indian player to reach the mark after Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma.

Indian players with most T20 appearances:

Rohit Sharma – 372
MS Dhoni – 350*
Suresh Raina – 336
Dinesh Karthik – 329
Virat Kohli – 328

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All but one (Raina) are taking part in the 2022 edition of the IPL. Earlier, Dhoni had become the sixth Indian to score 7000 runs in T20 cricket during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match against Lucknow Super Giants in Mumbai. Dhoni has now scored over 7000 runs in 350 T20 matches. He has 0 hundred and 28 fifties in the shortest format of the game.

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Ravindra Jadeja took over from MS Dhoni after the former skipper decided to quit the corvette role 2 days before the start of IPL 2022. Chennai franchise said in their statement that Dhoni will continue to represent the franchise “this season and beyond”.

This is the first time CSK has a designated captain for an entire IPL apart from Dhoni. Apart from Dhoni and now Jadeja, Suresh Raina is the only cricketer to have led CSK in Dhoni’s absence.

MS Dhoni showed signs of his vintage self when he scored his first IPL fifty in the last three seasons in the first match of IPL 2022, but his team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) suffered a defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders.

Chennai Super Kings captain Ravindra Jadeja won the toss and opted to field first against Punjab Kings in the 11th match of IPL 2022 at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium on Sunday.

“We try to keep things simple, we are an experienced team so they know what to do when we are under the pump. We back each and every player. One change, Chris Jordan comes in place of Tushar,” Jadeja said after opting to bowl against PBKS.

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