MS Dhoni is one of the best, if not the best wicket-keeper in cricket history. The Ranchi-based cricketer revolutionized the game for wicket-keepers with his big-hitting skills and unique keeping technique.
Dhoni even achieved a lot of success as a captain. He is the only player to lead his nation to a T20 World Cup and ICC World Cup win.
He earned many records to his name in his legendary career. However, there is a common saying that records are meant to be broken. Rishabh Pant has already created several records in his brief international career, and here’s a look at the five records of MS Dhoni that he could break soon.
Rishabh Pant: Highest T20I runs as a wicket-keeper for India
MS Dhoni kept the wickets in a majority of the T20I matches that India played. The 2011 World Cup-winning skipper has scored 1,617 T20I runs in his career. Rishabh Pant has just started and has scored 410 runs. He can break this record of Dhoni in the next two-three years.
Highest Test score by an Indian wicket-keeper
MS Dhoni played an epic inning of 224 runs against Australia in a Test match at Chennai. This knock helped him achieve many records. However, Rishabh Pant can break this record soon as he has a triple century to his name in first-class cricket.
Most sixes by a wicket-keeper in ODIs
MS Dhoni held the national record for hitting the most sixes in ODIs until Rohit Sharma took over. Rishabh Pant has followed the footsteps of his idol, and he believes in sending the ball outside the boundary line frequently. He has hit ten sixes in 14 ODI innings, and so, he can overtake Dhoni’s tally of 229 sixes if he plays long.
Highest ODI score by a wicket-keeper
Rishabh Pant already holds the record for the highest score by an Indian player in IPL history. If he gets an opportunity to bat higher in the order going forward, Pant can own MS Dhoni’s record for the highest ODI score by a wicket-keeper.
Rishabh Pant: Most catches as a wicket-keeper in T20Is
Just like the record for the highest T20I runs, MS Dhoni is the owner of the record for the most catches for a wicket-keeper in T20Is. Pant is just 22 years old right now. He can shatter Dhoni’s record for the most catches if he plays T20I cricket for the next ten years. The Chennai Super Kings player has 57 catches to his name in the shortest form of the game.