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MS Dhoni on 200th IPL game: You spoke about it and that’s how I got to know

Mahendra Singh Dhoni played down the milestone and said he was oblivious to it.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 20 Oct 2020 6:30 AM GMT

MS Dhoni on 200th IPL game: You spoke about it and that’s how I got to know
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MS Dhoni on 200th IPL game: You spoke about it and that’s how I got to know
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Chennai Super Kings’ match against Rajasthan Royals on Monday marked the 200th appearance of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in IPL but, as is his wont, the skipper played down the milestone and said he was oblivious to it.

“You spoke about it and that’s how I got to know,” CSK skipper Dhoni told presenter Danny Morrison at the toss.

The two-time World Cup winning captain added, “It feels good but at the same time it’s just a number. I feel fortunate to play for such a long time without many injuries.”

In a match that is important for both the teams, CSK won the toss and opted to bat at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

MS Dhoni:

Dhoni has been the captain of CSK since the inception of IPL in 2008. When the franchise was suspended for two years, the veteran represented Rising Pune Supergiant.

https://twitter.com/IPL/status/1318188532712706049

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Earlier this month, he overtook Suresh Raina (194 games) to become the player with most appearances.

In 199 games, the former India captain amassed 4,568 runs, which includes 23 fifties, with the highest score of 84 not out. His strike-rate reads 137.67.

With 215 maximums, Dhoni also ranks third in the list of big-hitters in the tournament after Chris Gayle (333 sixes) and AB de Villiers (231 sixes).

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However, this season, he could only manage 136 runs in nine outings so far.

Suresh Raina Congratulates MS Dhoni

Suresh Raina has congratulated MS Dhoni after the Chennai Super Kings skipper became the first-ever player to play 200 games in the Indian Premier League.

Soon after Dhoni achieved the feat, Suresh Raina took to Twitter to congratulate his friend, writing:

https://twitter.com/ImRaina/status/1318179626787737600

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