MS Dhoni breaks record of most stumpings in international cricket

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni added one more feather to his hat, when he stumped Mitchell Johnson in the first innings of the third Tests against Australia, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

MS Dhoni surpassed Kumar Sangakkara’s record of 133 stumpings in international cricket after dismissing Johnson in 112th over of the innings off Ravichandran Ashwin.

Sangakkara took 485 innings to reach this milestone, while the Indian skipper managed to do so in just 460 innings. Dhoni, meanwhile, also equalled Syed Kirmani’s record of 38 stumpings in Test cricket for India.

In the list of most stumpings, former Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Romesh Kaluwitharana is third behind Sangakkara with 101 stumpings from 270 innings, while former India keeper Nayan Mongia is tenth with 52 stumpings.

The Indian captain has done 85 stumpings in one-dayers, 11 in T20 internationals and 38 in Tests, while Sangakkara has 93 stumpings in ODIs, 20 each in Twenty20s and Tests to his name.

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