MS Dhoni becomes first man to complete 100 ODI stumpings - How he compares to the other greats

The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman created a new world record by becoming the first player in ODI history to record 100 stumpings.

Ashish Peter
by Ashish Peter
3rd September 2017

article:3rd September 2017

MS Dhoni now has a century of stumpings in ODIs.
MS Dhoni now has a century of stumpings in ODIs.

MS Dhoni has been on a record-breaking spree in recent times and he added another feather in his collection on Sunday when he became the first wicket-keeper in the history of ODI cricket to achieve 100 stumpings.

The maverick from Ranchi stumped young Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya in the final game of the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka at Colombo.


It was only poetic that the record was achieved on Sri Lankan soil as Dhoni overtook the legendary Kumar Sangakkara who had 99 stumpings to his name.

The veteran Indian wicket-keeper had equalled the Sri Lankan icon’s tally in the second match of the series in Pallekele and went one step further on Sunday.

Dananjaya had no chance after he advanced down the track against wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal leaving Dhoni all the time in the world to reach the landmark.

The 36-year-old now has 386 dismissals in the 50-over format which puts him fourth on the all-time list. We take a look at how Dhoni compares to the other wicket-keeping greats of the game.

Kumar Sangakkara – Sri Lanka

Matches – 404

Dismissals – 482

Catches – 383

Stumpings – 99

Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lankan legend: Sangakkara.

Adam Gilchrist – Australia

Matches – 287

Dismissals – 472

Catches – 417

Stumpings – 55

Adam Gilchrist

Prolific behind the stumps: Gilchrist.

Mark Boucher – South Africa

Matches – 295

Dismissals – 424

Catches – 402

Stumpings – 22

Mark Boucher

Safe pair of hands: Boucher.

MS Dhoni – India

Matches – 301

Dismissals – 383

Catches – 283

Stumpings – 100

Moin Khan – Pakistan

Matches – 219

Dismissals – 287

Catches – 214

Stumpings – 73

Moin Khan

A mainstay for Pakistan: Khan.


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