India’s ODI and T20 captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has set a new record by equaling former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting’s record of leading a side in 324 international matches in all formats of the game.
Dhoni, who has been captaining India since 2007, achieved this feat on June 22 while leading a relatively inexperienced Indian team during the third and final Twenty20 International match against Zimbabwe.
Dhoni with the young team after June 22nd T20 win AFP
Earlier this month, Dhoni had also led India to 3-0 whitewash victory over the hosts in ODI format of the game.
Till now Dhoni, has captained India in 60 Test matches, 194 ODI matches and 70 T20 International matches.
Though he has already retired from the Test format of the game, there is still a strong possibility that Dhoni will surpass the Australian great this October when India takes on New Zealand for an ODI series in India.
Dhoni, 34, is India’s most successful captain till date as he has got 27 Test victories, 107 ODI wins and 40 T20 wins under his belt.
In his nine-year career as captain, India has won the World T20 (2007) title, the ODI World Cup (2011) and the Champions Trophy (2013).
He has also led the Indian the side to the top of the ICC Test, ODI and T20 rankings.