Dhoni Set To Become Third Indian Cricketer To Play 500 Int’l Games

Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni will on Friday add yet another feather to his illustrious career when he will take the field in the second T20I of the three-match series against England by becoming the third Indian cricketer to play 500 international matches.

Tendulkar played a total of 664 international games during his 24-year long international career while Dravid featured in 509 international games during his illustrious career. The list topped by the Master Blaster is followed by Mahela Jayawardene (652), Kumar Sangakkara (594), Sanath Jayasuriya (586), Ricky Ponting (560), Shahid Afridi (524), Jacques Kallis (519) and Dravid.

Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India won the 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 World Cup and ICC Champions Trophy 2013. And it was only under his leadership that the Men in Blue reached the top of the ICC Test Team Rankings for the very first time.

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