MS Dhoni’s 1st match and 200th match for CSK: what’s common?

MS Dhoni’s 1st match and 200th match for CSK
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MS Dhoni’s 1st match and 200th match for CSK: Mahendra Singh Dhoni has completed 200 match appearances for CSK as a Captain, wicket keeper and batsman. Dhoni added another feather to his illustrious cap by becoming first player to play 200 matches for CSK. Under his Captaincy CSK have lifted IPL title thrice (2010, 2011 and 2018). In addition, they have also won 2 Champions League ( 2010 and 2014).

What a Coincidence!

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 1st match for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was against Kings XI Punjab in 2008 at Mohali. The Super Kings won the game by 33 runs after posting 240/5 in 20 overs, which was the highest total of the tournament.

It’s a coincidence that Dhoni’s 200th match for CSK was also played against Kings XI Punjab on 16th  April at Wankhede stadium. The Super Kings won this game by 6 wickets after chasing 106 runs.

Dhoni has made 176 appearances for CSK in IPL besides 24 in Champions League T20 tournament. Dhoni also holds the record of hitting maximum number of sixes by an Indian player in the IPL. He has smashed 216 sixes. He is at the eighth spot as a highest run-getter in IPL with 4632 runs.

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