MS Dhoni becomes first Indian batsman to hit 200 sixes in ODIs

01 July 2017, 11:55 AM
MS Dhoni - File Photo
MS Dhoni - File Photo

MS Dhoni who played an instrumental role in India's 93-run win over West Indies on Friday reached a career milestone by becoming the first Indian to hit 200 sixes in ODIs.

Dhoni became the fifth batsman in international cricket to reach the elite 200 six hitting club. The list is topped by Pakistan's Shahid Afridi with 351 sixes, while Sri Lanka's hard-hitting opener Sanath Jayasuriya is placed second with 270 career sixes to his name. 

The destructive middle-order batsman and world's best match finisher, playing his 294th ODI, slammed his 63rd half-century and achieved several milestones in the game. It is notable that none of India's premier ODI batsman went on to hit 200 maximums in their illustrious career. Sachin scored 195 sixes in his glittering international career while Saurav Ganguly hit 190 sixes.

The 35-year-old Dhoni has now hit 322* sixes in his international career and is fifth on the list topped by former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi (476). Chris Gayle (434*), Brendon McCullum (398) and Sanath Jayasuriya (352) are the ones ahead of Dhoni.

First Published: Saturday, July 01, 2017 11:45 AM

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