MS Dhoni 1st Indian to hit 200 sixes in Indian Premier League

MS Dhoni, who has hit 203 maximums in the Indian Premier League, is third on the all-time list of most IPL sixes behind Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers, who have hit 323 and 204 sixes respectively.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Indian to hit 200 sixes in the Indian Premier League on Sunday. He smashed a career-best unbeaten 84 from 48 balls but it as not enough as Chennai Super Kings lost a thriller against Royal Challengers Bangalore by 1 run at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

The Chennai skipper 7 sixes to take his tally of sixes to 203 in the all-time list of maximums in the IPL. Leading the list though are Chris Gayle (323) and AB de Villiers (204). The next best Indian on the list of most sixes in the IPL are Chennai’s Suresh Raina and Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, who both have 190 sixes to their name. Dhoni, on Sunday, also completed 4000 runs captain in the Indian Premier League, after Virat Kohli.

Dhoni has been in tremendous form with the bat in the 2019 season if the IPL, scoring 314 from 9 games and has already hit three half-centuries. He scored a and unbeaten 75 (his previous career-best before Sunday) to help CSK win by 8 runs at home and then in the reverse fixture in Jaipur, Dhoni scored 43-ball 58 as CSK won again by 4 wickets.

On Sunday though, Dhoni could not take his team home.

Chasing a target of 162, CSK needed a near-impossible 26 off the last over bowled by Umesh Yadav and Dhoni with 84 off 48 balls that had seven sixes showed that nothing is indeed impossible until the Cricketing Gods intervened.

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