MS Dhoni scripts new World record in South Africa match


Despite not being not able to do much with his batting against South Africa during India’s opening match of the World Cup, MS Dhoni added a new feather to his cap. He equalled the record of Pakistan’s Moin Khan in most List A stumping after he dismissed South Africa’s Andile Phehlukhwayo on Wednesday.

Dhoni stepped out on the field with 138 List A stumpings under his belt and after he sent Phehlukhwayo back to the pavilion by stumping him off Chaha’s delivery, Dhoni took his tally to 139 stumpings and now jointly holds the record with Pakistan’s Moin Khan.

Moreover, Dhoni also surpassed New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum in the list of most dismissals in the World Cup. McCullum and Dhoni had the same number of dismissal, 32, but now Dhoni has 33 dismissals and ranks third on the list. Dhoni is only behind Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara as they have 52 and 54 dismissals to their name, respectively.