Colombo: Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first wicket keeper in the world to complete a century of stumpings in one-day internationals.
Team India’s ‘Mr. Reliable’ achieved the unique feat in the fifth and final ODI against Sri Lanka when he stumped Akila Dananjaya off Yuzuendra Chahal bowling. Dhoni’s safe pair of hands behind the stumps has made him one of the best glove man in the business.
Dhoni, who made his debut in 2004 against Bangladesh, achieved the feat in his 301st ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Bangladesh’s Rajin Saleh was Dhoni’s maiden stumping in 2004.
The 36-year-old has also taken 281 catches apart from scoring 9657 runs (before the start of the Indian chase) on Sunday. Dhoni has also played 90 Tests and 77 T20 Internationals.
In 90 Tests he played for Team India, Dhoni has taken 256 catches and effected 38 stumpings while in his T20 career he has 43 catches and 23 stumping to his name.
India dished out an all-round performance at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, on Sunday to win the fifth ODI by six-wickets against Sri Lanka.