Dhoni, who made a record 194th IPL appearance in Friday’s contest against Sunrisers Hyderabad, surpassed his teammate Suresh Raina (193).
MS Dhoni today becomes the most capped player (194) in the history of IPL.#Dream11IPL https://t.co/PwpDFcEA2E
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Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is third in the list with 192 appearances followed by Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik (185 appearances) and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli (180 appearances) at the fourth and fifth spot respectively.
MS Dhoni arrives here at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium for Match 14 of #Dream11IPL.#CSKvSRH https://t.co/lWPmOUDThs
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Wishing Dhoni on reaching the landmark, Raina, who pulled out of the ongoing edition, citing personal reasons, tweeted: “Congratulations Mahi bhai (@msdhoni) at becoming the most capped IPL player. Happiest that my record is being broken by you. All the best for the game today and am sure @ChennaiIPL will win this season’s @IPL.”
Congratulations Mahi bhai (@msdhoni) at becoming the most capped IPL player. Happiest that my record is being broke… https://t.co/FgXXxncZPO
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) 1601645883000
Dhoni, who has played every edition of the IPL since its inception, is into his 11th season with CSK, a side he has always captained apart from playing two seasons for Rising Pune Supergiants.
Those were the seasons when CSK got suspended from the league for the 2013 spot-fixing scandal.
As Dhoni took the field against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday, it was his 164th game for CSK. He had played 30 games for RPS during the 2016 and 2017 editions.
Dhoni is the second most successful skipper in IPL history after Rohit, having led CSK to three titles (2010, 2011 and 2018) with a total of eight final appearances.
Dhoni, individually has played, nine finals, which includes the 2017 edition summit clash for Pune Supergiants against Mumbai Indians.