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MS Dhoni’s Record-breaking Performance Lights Up IPL 2024 CSK VS DC Clash

In a thrilling encounter between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC) in Match No.13 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, MS Dhoni showcased his vintage form, treating the audience to a spectacular display of power-hitting at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

Despite CSK falling short by 20 runs, Dhoni’s blistering knock of 37 runs off just 16 balls ignited the crowd with four boundaries and three towering sixes. The 42-year-old stalwart walked in when CSK faced a daunting task of 72 runs off 23 balls but managed to end the innings with an array of boundaries.

Although the loss pushed CSK to second place in the IPL standings with 4 points and a net run rate of 0.976, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) claimed the top spot with a superior net run rate of 1.047.

Dhoni becomes the first player to amass 5000+ runs in IPL History

During his remarkable innings, Dhoni shattered several records, underlining his enduring impact on the game. He became the first player in IPL history to amass over 5000 runs as a designated wicketkeeper, surpassing the likes of Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Quinton de Kock, and Rishabh Pant. Additionally, Dhoni etched his name in history by becoming the first Asian batter to accumulate 7000 runs as a designated wicketkeeper in T20 cricket, surpassing Pakistani stalwarts Mohammad Rizwan and Kamran Akmal.

Moreover, Dhoni joined an elite club of batters by reaching the milestone of 7000 runs in T20s as a designated wicketkeeper, following the footsteps of Quinton de Kock and Jos Buttler.

Further enhancing his legacy, Dhoni became the inaugural player to smash 100 sixes in the 19th and 20th overs of an IPL innings, surpassing renowned hitters like Kieron Pollard, AB de Villiers, and Hardik Pandya. Additionally, he holds the record for scoring 20 runs in an over in an IPL innings on nine occasions, displaying his penchant for late-game heroics.

As Dhoni approaches yet another milestone, needing just 6 runs to amass 5000 runs for CSK in T20 matches, his influence and impact on the game continue to resonate deeply, transcending mere statistical achievements.

Also read: MS Dhoni Slams 37 Not Out Off 16 On IPL 2024 Batting Debut, Internet On Overdrive

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