Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni has led Chennai Super Kings to 8 finals out of the 10 seasons they have played in the Indian Premier League.
MS Dhoni has several IPL records to his name.
In April 2019, MS Dhoni became the 1st captain to win 100 matches in the Indian Premier League when he led Chennai Super Kings to a 4-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. During a thriller against Royal Challengers Bangalore, MS Dhoni became the 1st Indian to hit 200 sixes in the Indian Premier League. He hit 7 sixes in a career-best 84 not out off 48 balls but Chennai Super Kings lost the game by 1 run.
Recalling the heartbreaking story from 2008, the wicketkeeper-batsman said it’s been 13 years and he is still waiting for a call from Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Karthik believed he would be CSK’s first pick as he was a big name already and was playing for the national side.
“In 2008, I was in Australia and the auction was happening. In the lead up to that, I was convinced that the biggest name from Tamil Nadu who is also playing for the country…I’m sure they (Chennai Super Kings) are going to pick me. The question is whether they are going to make me the captain or not…that was going on in my head. And the first name they picked as Dhoni, for 1.5 million and he was sitting right around the corner with me. And he didn’t even tell me that they are going to pick him.
“Probably he didn’t know. But that was the biggest dagger to my heart. So I thought that they would pick me later. It’s been 13 years and I am still waiting for that elusive call from CSK,” said Karthik while picking his all-time IPL XI during a conversation with Cricbuzz.
Dinesh Karthik debuted in ODI and Test before MSD. He played in IPL with the following teams:
2008–2010 ; 2014 Delhi Daredevils
2011 Kings XI Punjab
2012–2013 Mumbai Indians
2015 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2016–2017 Gujarat Lions
2018–present Kolkata Knight Riders
Average in successful chases
In successful chases since 2015, Dhoni has played in 52 matches and has scored runs at a splendid average of 91.50.
In successful chases since 2015, Karthik has scored runs at an out-of-the-world average of 272 runs.
Not out percentage
Dhoni has a not out percentage of 25.7% in the 70 innings he has played since 2015.
Karthik has a not out percentage of 47% in the 17 innings he has played since 2015
Dhoni has scored three half-centuries in 12 innings. He has scored 50-plus scores in 25% of the innings he has batted in at number 4.
Karthik has scored three half-centuries in 9 innings. He has scored 50-plus scores in 33% of the innings he has batted in at number 4.
Average at number 4
Dhoni has an average of 40.72 while batting at number 4 since 2015.
Karthik has an average of 52.80 while batting at number 4 since 2015.
Most dismissals by wicket-keeper in IPL History
|MS Dhoni||CSK, RPS||2008-2019||132||190||94||38|
|Dinesh Karthik||DD, KXIP, MI, GL||2008-2019||131||182||101||30|
|Robin Uthappa||RCB, PWI, MI, KKR||2008-2019||90||171||58||32|
|Parthiv Patel||CSK, KTK, DC, SRH, MI,RCB||2008-2019||82||137||66||16|
|Naman Ojha||RR, DD, SRH||2009-2018||75||113||65||10|
|WP Saha||CSK, KKR, KXIP,SRH||2008-2018||74||120||55||19|
|Adam Gilchrist||DC, KXIP||2008-2013||67||80||51||16|
|Kumar Sangakkara||KXIP, DC, SRH||2008-2013||43||71||34||9|
|RR Pant||DD, DC||2016-2019||41||54||30||11|
|Q de Kock||DD, MI, RCB, SRH||2013-2019||36||50||28||8|
|SV Samson||RR, DD||2013-2019||28||62||24||4|
|KL Rahul||KXIP, RCB, SRH||2013-2019||27||60||22||5|
|MS Bisla||KXIP, KKR||2010-2014||24||39||17||7|
|KM Jadhav||DD, KTK, RCB||2010-2019||23||65||16||7|