MS Dhoni becomes first wicketkeeper to 100 ODI stumpings

Former India captain MS Dhoni has become the first wicketkeeper in the history of ODI cricket to effect 100 stumpings, going past Kumar Sangakkara’s mark of 99 during the fifth match against Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on 03 September 2017. Dhoni reached the landmark in his record 301st ODI when he stumped Akila Dananjaya. This was his 97th stumping in India blues, with three having come while representing an Asia XI in 2007.

Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Sangakkara retired in 2015 with 99 stumpings to his credit in an ODI career that started in 2000. At third in the all-time ODI list is Sri Lankan Romesh Kaluwitharana with 75, followed by Pakistan’s Moin Khan with 73 and Australian Adam Gilchrist with 55.

Dhoni’s record looks unlikely to be beaten. From active cricketers, the next best after him is Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh with 40 stumpings in 176 ODIs. Of Dhoni’s stumpings, the most have come off Harbhajan Singh – 19. Then comes Ravindra Jadeja, off whom he has effected 15 stumpings, followed by 14 off R Ashwin. Sangakkara remains the most successful wicketkeeper in ODIs, with a total of 482 dismissals (383 catches and 99 stumpings). Dhoni is second with 381 (281 catches, 100 stumpings).

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