Captain Dhoni will become India's most-capped Test wicketkeeper tomorrow, surpassing Kirmani. Dhoni had missed the 1st Test in Adelaide due to injury.
Kirmani played in 88 Tests, from 1976 to 1986. Now, Dhoni, also on 88 matches, is set to overtake the legendary stumper on Wednesday (December 17).
The 33-year-old Dhoni made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2005. In 88 Tests so far, he has been the captain in 58. He holds India's wicketkeeping record with 280 dismissals (243 catches, 37 stumpings).
In this 88-Test career, Kirmani effected 38 stumpings and took 160 catches.
Most Test matches as a wicketkeeper for India (Top 6)
88 - Syed Kirmani, MS Dhoni
49 - Kiran More
46 - Farokh Engineer
44 - Nayan Mongia
21 - NS Tamhane
16 - Dinesh Karthik (He has played a total of 23 Tests, in 7 he was a specialist batsman)