MS Dhoni is set to lead Chennai Super Kings for one more time in IPL 2021. Chennai Super Kings will start their IPL 2021 journey with a match against Delhi Capitals on April 10, 2021. The match will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. MS Dhoni will lead the Chennai Super Kings for the 12th time in IPL 2021.
Right from IPL 2008, Chennai Super Kings team have been led by MS Dhoni. The team have played 11 IPL tournaments so far, as they were banned for two seasons in IPL 2016 and IPL 2017. MS Dhoni has done a great job as a captain for Chennai Super Kings over the years. The team has won IPL titles three times in IPL 2010, IPL 2011, and IPL 2018. Moreover, CSK have qualified for playoffs in 10 seasons out of the 11 they played.
IPL 2020 was the only season when Chennai Super Kings did not qualify for playoffs. Chennai Super Kings, who were short of Suresh Raina for the entire season and Dwayne Bravo for most of the matches, finished on the 7th spot on the points table in IPL 2020. This season, MS Dhoni will have to back his players and the team will aim to bounce back in IPL 2021. After such a long journey in Indian Premier League, MS Dhoni is on the verge of breaking some records in IPL 2021. Here we take a look at 3 such records.
IPL 2021: 3 Records That MS Dhoni Is On The Verge Of Breaking In The Tournament
1. 7000 T20 Career Runs
MS Dhoni has scored 6821 runs in his T20 career. The 39-year-old has played T20 matches for the Indian national team, his domestic team Jharkhand, in Indian Premier Leagues, and Champions League. MS Dhoni played 98 T20I matches for India in which he scored 1617 runs. In IPL, the wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni has played for Chennai Super Kings and Rising Pune Supergiants. In 204 IPL matches, Dhoni has scored 4632 runs in 182 innings.
In the Champions League Twenty20, MS Dhoni has played 23 innings and scored 449 runs. In his overall T20 career, MS Dhoni has played 331 matches so far. In 295 innings, MS Dhoni has scored 6821 runs with 27 half-centuries. So, MS Dhoni is short of 179 runs to reach 7000 runs in T20s. MS Dhoni is very close to reaching this mark in IPL 2021. So far 21 cricketers have scored more than 7000 runs in T20s.