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IPL 2019: Top IPL records by MS Dhoni

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Dhoni has been a cult figure in IPL
Dhoni has been a cult figure in IPL

IPL came into existence at the back of India's heroics in the inaugural World T20 held in South Africa in 2007. The player who masterminded India's stunning show in the tournament was MS Dhoni. IPL organisers were banking on Dhoni's charisma to make IPL a grand success and Dhoni hasn't let them down. 

Dhoni has been the face of Chennai Super Kings and IPL for years now. Dhoni's astute leadership skills have become a trademark of the IPL. He has also been one of the major reasons for Chennai Super Kings' success in the tournament. The Chennai based franchise is one of the most followed teams in the world and Dhoni is the prime reason behind the popularity. 

Apart from his stardom, Dhoni has also been one of the most successful cricketers in IPL history. His ability to tonk the ball all around the park and his brilliance as a wicket-keeper and a captain makes him the perfect T20 package. The Ranchi rockstar has a number of records to his name.

Here are top 5 records that MS Dhoni holds in the IPL at the moment. 


#5 Most runs by a Captain in IPL

Dhoni has played match-winning innings for CSK
Dhoni has played match-winning innings for CSK

MS Dhoni has led Chennai Super Kings brilliantly throughout the IPL. He has also played some splendid innings for the team over the years. The wicket-keeper batsman has been the leading batsman of his side and on many occasions has played the captain's innings to take his team over the line.

Apart from captaining CSK, Dhoni also captained Rising Pune Supergiant in 2016. Dhoni has the record of scoring most number of runs as a captain in IPL. He has scored 3725 runs in 159 IPL games while leading his side.

Virat Kohli is second in the list with 3546 runs from 96 matches. Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma and David Warner are 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively in the list.

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