MS Dhoni captured everyone’s imagination when he first burst onto the scene almost thirteen years ago. Everything from his long mane, to his confident strut to the middle was unlike anything that we had seen before.
While he was a safe pair of hands behind the wickets, it was his batting that really caught the eye. Back then, India had Dinesh Karthik as their number one keeper, with the Tamil Nadu star being a very good batsman in addition to being safe behind the stumps.
But Dhoni eventually went ahead of him in the pecking order thanks to his six hitting ability, which was something that not many players had in their locker at that time.
Yuvraj was another one, who like Mahi could hit sixes at will, which turned out be very important with the advent of T20 cricket in just a few years from then.
As Dhoni’s career surged ahead to new heights, he developed this knack of finishing off matches with a lusty blow into the stands.
Ever since Dhoni hit that magical six to win India the World Cup in 2011, fans beg him to finish off every match with a mighty hit into the crowd. It has almost become a feature of MSD’s legacy, as people expect him to finish every match with a lusty blow.
But how many matches has he actually ended with a six? Take a look!
Dhoni has hit a six off the last ball for a total of 24 times in his career, excluding domestic tournaments like the IPL. Off the 24 times, Dhoni has hit a six 13 times during a run chase, with the other 11 times coming in the first innings.
There’s a new stat for all MS Dhoni lovers isn’t it?