MS Dhoni equals Ricky Ponting's captaincy record
Indian limited overs captain MS Dhoni has equalled former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting’s record of captaining his country in the most number of international matches.
Across the three formats of the game, Ponting had led his team in 324 games and by playing in the final Twenty20 International against Zimbabwe in Harare on Tuesday, Dhoni equalled that record.
Ponting has 220 wins, 77 losses, 13 draws and two tied games overall in his record while Dhoni has 175 wins, 117 losses, 15 draws and five tied games to his name.
Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming is the only other captain to have led his team in more than 300 international games.
In total, Dhoni has led India in 60 Tests, 194 One-Day Internationals, and 70 T20Is while Ponting captained Australia in 77 Tests, 230 ODIs, and 17 T20Is.
Dhoni will in all likelihood surpass Ponting’s record when he leads India in the limited overs leg of New Zealand’s tour of India later this year.
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