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MS Dhoni - the First International Captain to hit 200 SIXES

MS Dhoni the First International Captain to hit 200 SIXES pardesi news 1459247814

Dhoni recently became the first player to complete 200 sixes as captain in 315 innings in International cricket – the next best being 171 in 376 innings by Australia’s Ricky Ponting.

The Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, recently added another feather to his envious hat by becoming the first captain to hit 200 international sixes. This unique record happened during India's Asia Cup match against Sri Lanka where they easily defeated the island nation by five wickets to the reach the final.

 

Coming into bat at No. 6 after the fall of Hardik Pandya's wicket, Mahi (as he is popularly known as) smashed the Srilankan pacer - Milinda Siriwardana over his head for a huge six which put him well ahead of a lot of talented international captains. 

The most successful India captain is now being trailed by Ricky Ponting (171), Brendon McCullum (170), Chris Gayle (134) and Sourav Ganguly (132).

With three of the four players having already retired from international cricket, Dhoni is set to hold on to the record for a fairly long time. His only active competitor Gayle, is still a long way away and given West Indies Cricket Board's problems with him, he is most unlikely to become the captain of his national side in the recent future.

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