The Indian team’s senior-most player and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday reached the golden milestone of playing 500 international matches for India during the second T20 International against England, a day ahead of his 37th birthday.
Dhoni became the third Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (664) and Rahul Dravid (509) to break the 500 match barrier in international cricket.
The second T20I against England is Dhoni’s 92nd in the shortest format of the game.
The Chennai Super Kings skipper has played 90 Test matches and 318 One Day Internationals.
In his Test career, he had scored 4876 runs with six centuries and 33 half tons before hanging up his boots.
In the 318 ODIs, he has so far scored 9967 runs with 10 tons and 67 half tons.
In the 91 T20’s apart from the second T20I match against England, he had scored 1455 runs with two half centuries.
In 499 international matches so far, he has taken 602 catches and effected 178 stumpings.