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MS Dhoni Breaches The 250 Sixes Mark in the IPL

• 14 May, 24 • by Gaurav Sauran
MS Dhoni Breaches The 250 Sixes Mark in the IPL

 

MS Dhoni, the legendary former captain of the Chennai Super Kings, has etched his name into the history books of the Indian Premier League (IPL) once again. During a recent match against the Gujarat Titans, Dhoni’s powerful batting display not only showcased his enduring talent but also landed him a prestigious milestone.

While Chennai Super Kings fell short in their chase of a massive target set by Gujarat, Dhoni’s unbeaten knock of 26 runs in just 11 balls stole the show. The highlight of his fiery cameo was launching three towering sixes, taking his overall IPL sixes tally to a staggering 251. This achievement puts him in the company of none other than the South African batting maestro, AB de Villiers.

It’s worth noting that Dhoni reached this landmark in 228 IPL innings, while de Villiers achieved it in a mere 170 innings. This highlights the consistency and power Dhoni has displayed throughout his IPL career. This feat also places Dhoni among an elite group of Indian cricketers. He becomes only the third Indian batsman to cross the 250 sixes mark in the IPL, joining the likes of Rohit Sharma (276 sixes) and Virat Kohli (264 sixes).

 

Top 5 batters with most sixes in IPL

Chris Gayle – 357 sixes

Rohit Sharma – 276 sixes

Virat Kohli – 264 sixes

AB de Villiers – 251 sixes

MS Dhoni – 251 sixes

David Warner – 236 sixes

 

While Dhoni’s individual brilliance deserves applause, it’s important to acknowledge that Chennai Super Kings ultimately fell short, losing the match by 35 runs. However, this doesn’t diminish the significance of his achievement.

Dhoni’s milestone adds another glorious chapter to his already illustrious cricketing career. It serves as a reminder of his immense contribution to the sport and his enduring status as a revered figure in Indian cricket history.

As the IPL season continues to unfold, fans eagerly await further displays of Dhoni’s batting mastery. With records broken and boundaries shattered, cricket enthusiasts worldwide are excited to see what other six-smashing feats Dhoni has in store for them.

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