MS Dhoni equals Kumar Sangakkara’s record for most stumpings in ODIs

first_imgMS Dhoni has equalled Kumar Sangakkara’s record for most stumpings in one-day internationals.The former India captain affected the 99th stumping of his career when he whipped the bails off to dismiss Sri Lankan opener Danushka Gunathilaka after he was flummoxed by Yuzvendra Chahal in the second ODI of a five-match series in Kandy.Dhoni now has 377 dismissals (278 dismissals and 99 catches) as a wicketkeeper in ODIs. He is currently fourth in the list of wicketkeepers with most ODIs. Sangakkara (482) leads the chart with Adam Gilchrist with 472 and Mark Boucher with 424 at second and third respectively.If the Indian superstar plays on till the 2019 World Cup, there is a good chance he will overtake Boucher. He would have to play a little longer if he hopes of breaking Sangakkara’s overall record.MS Dhoni – 99 ODI stumpings mostly off the bowling of 19 – Harbhajan Singh15 – Ravindra Jadeja14 – R Ashwinand 19 other bowlers!#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 2017Dhoni is sure to own the record for most stumpings for a long time, no matter whenever he gets there. The next best number after Dhoni and Sangakkara belong to another Sri Lankan wicketkeeper – Rumesh Kaluwitharana finished an illustrious career with 75 stumpings.The Jharkhand dasher stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain early this year and has since rediscovered his batting mojo with 386 runs from 14 matches (before the second ODI today) including a hundred and three half-centuries.While Dhoni went through a bit of a lean patch with the bat, his wicketkeeping had been phenomenal right through.advertisementDhoni was quick as lightning against New Zealand and left the cricket world awestruck with his speed.last_img