Dhoni becomes most successful keeper in IPL history

Another milestone for MSD: CSK skipper is now most successful keeper in IPL history
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni during the Final match of IPL 2019 between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, on Sunday. Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS

Hyderabad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday became the wicket-keeper with most dismissals to his credit in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He now has 132 dismissals (94 catches and 38 stumping) to his name.

Chennai Super Kings skipper Dhoni surpassed Kolkata Knight Riders' skipper Dinesh Karthik (131 dismissals) when he caught Mumbai Indians openers Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma here on Sunday.

Karthik had held the IPL record before Sunday. Robin Uthappa of KKR is the third best with 90 dismissals.

Dhoni first took an easy catch to dismiss South Africa stumper bastman de Kock who was looking good on 29 off 17. Shardul Thakur was the bowler.

In the very next over, the former India captain dived forward to take a low catch that saw the back of his counterpart Rohit Sharma for 15. Deepak Chahar was the bowler this time.

Mumbai Indians snatched a thrilling one-run victory over three-time champions Chennai Super Kings in an edge-of-the-seat final on Sunday.

Another milestone for MSD: CSK skipper is now most successful keeper in IPL history
CSK wicketkeeper M S Dhoni takes the catch to dismiss the DC batsman Shikhar Dhawan during the Indian Premier League 2019 (Qualifier 2) cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals at ACA-VDCA Cricket stadium in Visakhapatnam, Friday. PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak