MS Dhoni writes history by becoming the wicketkeeper with the most catches in Men’s T20s. MS Dhoni caught SRH skipper Aiden Markram to set a new world record.
The Chennai Super Kings scored their fourth win of the season in the 29th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad easily at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, Chennai.
Despite not getting an opportunity to bat during the run chase, Chennai skipper MS Dhoni was instrumental for the hosts behind the stumps in the first innings. The 41-year-old, regarded as one of the best wicketkeepers in cricket history, set yet another world record in his team’s match against Hyderabad.
Dhoni broke the record for most catches in T20 cricket. He accomplished the landmark by grabbing the 208th catch of his T20 career, surpassing Quinton de Kock, who had 207 catches. Additionally, Dinesh Karthik (205) and Kamran Akmal (172) are on the list.
When Maheesh Theekshana sent Hyderabad skipper Aiden Markram packing, Dhoni took the record catch. As the 28-year-old made room to slash the ball, he ended up with a small top edge, and Dhoni grabbed a wonderful catch with little time to react.
CSK defeated SRH with ease thanks to Devon Conway’s class
The hosts won a convincing victory over Hyderabad in their match at Chepauk. In the first innings, Ravindra Jadeja was outstanding for his team. In four overs, the experienced Indian all-rounder claimed three wickets and surrendered only 22 runs. The 34-year-old’s masterpiece assisted Chennai in limiting the visitors to 134 runs after 20 overs. With 34 runs, Abhishek Sharma was the highest run-scorer for Hyderabad.
Devon Conway continued to impress during the run chase. The BlackCaps hitter hit an undefeated 77-run knock in 57 deliveries. Furthermore, Ruturaj Gaikwad struck 35 runs in 30 deliveries as the hosts easily triumphed by seven wickets. Apart from a run-out by Umran Malik, Mayank Markande was the only bowler who took any wickets for the visitors, striking twice and allowing 23 runs in four overs.