MS Dhoni Scripts History, Breaks 'This' T20 Record in CSK's Dominant Win vs SRH
MS Dhoni was at his very best with the gloves vs SRH (IPLT20.com)
Chennai Super Kings secured a resounding seven-wicket victory against SunRisers Hyderabad in Match 29 of the Indian Premier League 2023. The contest at the MA Chidambaram Stadium witnessed CSK's illustrious skipper, MS Dhoni, once again etched his name into cricketing folklore.
The 41-year-old, who has garnered acclaim as one of the most astute cricketing minds and accomplished wicketkeepers of all time, achieved a remarkable feat during his team's comfortable victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, Chennai.
The legendary stumper surpassed South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock's tally of 207 catches to become the wicketkeeper with the most catches in T20 cricket. Dhoni's moment of glory came in the first innings of the game, where his razor-sharp reflexes behind the stumps allowed him to break the coveted record.
The maestro's historic 208th catch came off the blade of Sunrisers Hyderabad's skipper, Aiden Markram, who attempted to make room to hit the ball but ended up with a slight top edge that Dhoni swiftly pouched. The veteran keeper's stunning catch not only broke the record but also demonstrated his remarkable ability to influence the game from behind the stumps.
The record-breaking catch was not the only moment of brilliance by the CSK skipper, as he also affected a lightning-quick stumping of Mayank Agarwal and executed a run-out to catch Washington Sundar short of his crease on the final ball of the innings.
Chennai Super Kings' all-round performance was commendable, with Ravindra Jadeja's exceptional spell of three wickets for just 22 runs in four overs being one of the highlights that managed to restrict SRH for a measly 134/7.
The team's bowling performance was backed up by an excellent batting display, with Devon Conway scoring an unbeaten 77 off 57 deliveries, and Ruturaj Gaikwad contributing 35 runs off 30 deliveries to seal the victory by seven wickets.