Among Indians, only Rohit Sharma has played more T20s than MS Dhoni.© BCCI/IPL
Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes the second Indian cricketer after Rohit Sharma to play 350 T20 matches in Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings match to be played at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. Rohit Sharma leads the way with 372 T20 matches while MS Dhoni’s former India and CSK teammate Suresh Raina has played 336 T20 matches. Out of 350 T20 matches, MS Dhoni has represented India in 98 T20 Internationals while having played 222 T20 matches in the Indian Premier League for Chennai Super Kings and Rising Pune Supergiants.
In Dhoni’s 350th T20 game, CSK will aim for their first win of the season after two consecutive defeats against Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants.
Against Kolkata Knight Riders in the season opener, Dhoni hit a nice undefeated half-century, but a collapse of the highest order meant it wasn’t enough and the Shreyas Iyer-led team chased the 132-run goal with relative ease.
Then, against Lucknow Super Giants, Dhoni hit 16* out of six to give CSK another strong finish, as they posted a total of 210/7.
However, half a century of Quinton de Kock and Evin Lewis saw the KL Rahul-led team win a high-scoring thriller.
Two days before the start of IPL 2022, Dhoni handed over the CSK captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja.
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