Melbourne, Jan 29: India's limited overs captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni claimed another record in his glittering international cricket career here today (January 29) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) during the 2nd Twenty20 International against Australia.
Dhoni set a world record on Friday when he stumped James Faulkner off Ravindra Jadeja. With this dismissal, Dhoni now has the most stumpings in international cricket across all formats combined. He has 140 stumpings, beating Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara's mark of 139.
It was a lucky stumping to reach the record for Dhoni. The ball, after an inside edge from the bat off Faulkner, rebounded off his pads and hit the stumps and the batsman was out of the ground. He had 2 stumpings today earlier brilliantly getting Glenn Maxwell off Yuvraj Singh.
It was a double delight for Dhoni as India beat Australia by 27 runs to seal the series 2-0 with one game remaining.
The 34-year-old Dhoni has so far played 90 Tests, 275 ODIs and 54 T20Is. He has 89 stumpings in ODIs, 38 in Tests and 13 in T20Is. He made his international debut in a ODI against Bangladesh in December 2004. Dhoni retired from Tests in December 2014 but continues to play both 50-over and T20 cricket.
Most stumpings in international cricket (as on January 29, 2016 after India-Australia T20I)
140 - MS Dhoni (India)
139 - Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
101 - Romesh Kaluwitharana (Sri Lanka)
93 - Moin Khan (Pakistan)
92 - Adam Gilchrist (Australia)