Former Indian captain and legendary wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni is considered as one of the most successful captains in history. Here, this article will discuss all MS Dhoni embarrassing records.
Apart from captaincy, Dhoni is also famous for his excellent wicket keeping. Let us tell all of you that Dhoni is the fourth such wicket-keeper in the world who has done the most hunting in ODI cricket. Talking about the captaincy, it was under Dhoni’s captaincy that Team India achieved the first position in Test cricket for the first time.
In this way, many records are recorded in the name of Dhoni, including many embarrassing & shameful records. Friends, today we are going to tell you about five such shameful records made by Dhoni, so let’s know.
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1st embarrassing record: MS Dhoni became the first Indian captain to lose a series in Bangladesh.
In the year 2015, India was on a tour of Bangladesh where a Test match and 3 ODI series were going to be played. The Test match of this tour was drawn at the last minute. While Team India lost 1-2 in the 3-match ODI series. India lost the first match of this series by 79 runs and the second match by 6 wickets. Apart from this, India won the third match by 77 runs. In this way, MS Dhoni is the first captain of Team India to lose the series in Bangladesh.
2nd embarrassing record: MS Dhoni never scored a century outside Asia Region
MS Dhoni had done many great feats while batting at home but his bat had remained calm on foreign soil. Talking about the century, Dhoni had scored a total of 16 centuries, as well as a double century in Test cricket. Out of these 16 centuries, Dhoni had scored 10 centuries in ODI cricket and 6 centuries in Test cricket but he has scored his centuries only in countries like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Thus, Dhoni had not scored a single century outside the Asia segment.
3rd embarrassing record: Team India lost the second-most number of test matches under Dhoni captaincy
Team India was able to achieve the first position in Test cricket for the first time under the captaincy of wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni. Let us tell you that under Dhoni’s captaincy, India played a total of 60 Test matches, out of which the team won 27 times but lost 18 matches and 15 matches turned out as a draw. In this way, MS Dhoni holds the shameful & embarrassing record of losing the second-highest test matches by any Indian Captain. Out of 18 losses, 15 losses were only abroad. And this is the most by any Indian captain on foreign soil. Mansor Ali Khan holds the first position with 19 losses.
4th embarrassing record: MS Dhoni is the only captain to lose four consecutive test series
MS Dhoni is the first captain of India under whose captaincy Team India had to face defeat in 4 consecutive test series. In the year 2013, Team India had to face a 0-1 Test series defeat against New Zealand. Then 0-2 on the tour of South Africa. Talking about the year 2014, India lost the Test series 1-3 on the tour of England and 0-2 on the tour of Australia.
5th embarrassing record: MS Dhoni holds the record of the second slowest half-century by any Indian in ODI
On July-2, 2017 the Indian cricket team was playing against West Indies. In this match, MS Dhoni has scored 54 runs in 114 balls against the disastrous bowling lineup of West Indies. But MS Dhoni has created an embarrassing record for his name of scoring the second slowest half-century by an Indian in ODI. He had completed his fifty in 108 balls in this match. However, the situations in that match were difficult because India lost 3 major wickets on only 47 runs and it’s obvious for Dhoni to save his wicket rather than play fast. He came to the crease and scored a respectable run for his team. Unfortunately, India lost this match by 11 runs. Also, Mahendra Singh Dhoni had set an unsolicited record of playing 100 balls without putting a boundary in this match. So, this was all about MS Dhoni embarrassing records.
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