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Dhoni sets new record in Visakhapatnam, becomes 1st wicketkeeper-batsman to lead a team in 150 ODI matches

Visakhapatnam, Nov 25 (): Indian skipper Mahindra Singh Dhoni notched up a personal achievement on Sunday, as he becomes the first wicket keeper-batsman in the ODI history to lead a team in 150 matches.

Even though the Indian team faced a defeat against West Indies in the second One-Day International on Sunday that broke many hearts, Dhoni’s personal achievement has made all the cricket fanatics across the nation liven up.

Dhoni is the first wicket keeper-batsman in the ODI history to lead a team in 150 matches. But, he becomes the second after Mohammad Azharuddin to lead India in 150 ODIs. Azahruddin holds the Indian record of leading the team in 174 matches.

Dhoni, who became the captain of the Indian team in 2007, is also the first captain in the history to win all three ICC global events – T20 World Cup(2007), ODI World Cup(2011) and Champions Trophy(2013).

In the 150 ODIs that Dhoni has led India, he has won 87 matches and lost 51 matches. Azharuddin is still India’s most successful captain with 90 wins. Dhoni is second with 87 wins, followed by Ganguly with 66 wins in 147 ODI games. The cricketer from Jharkhand recently overtook Sourav Ganguly’s record of 147 matches as captain. Now, Ganguly is third in most matches as skipper for India.

Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting holds the record of leading his country in most matches – 230 ODIs, winning 165 matches and losing 51 matches.

In the 149 ODIs that Dhoni has led India, he has won 87 and lost 50. Azharuddin till now is India’s most successful captain with 90 wins. Dhoni is second with 87 wins, followed by Ganguly with 66 wins.

Captains Matches Won Lost
Ricky Ponting (Aus) 230 165 51
Stephen Fleming (NZ) 218 98 106
Arjuna Ranatunga (SL) 193 89 95
Allan Border (Aus) 178 107 67
Mohammad Azahruddin (Ind) 174 90 76
MS Dhoni (Ind)* 150 87 50
Graeme Smith (SA) 150 92 51
Sourav Ganguly (Ind) 147 76 66
Imran Khan (Pak) 139 75 59
Hansie Cronje (SA) 138 99 35

Dhoni is currently playing his 150th ODI against West Indies.

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