Dhoni becomes India's most successful wicketkeeper

Nov 07, 2011, 17:00 IST | Agencies

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Sunday surpassed Syed Kirmani to become India's most successful wicketkeeper in Tests.

Dhoni went past Kirmani when he stumped Kraigg Brathwaite off Pragyan Ojha for his 199th victim in 62 Tests. Kirmani had played 88 Tests.

Dhoni did not have to wait much for his 200th victim and reached the milestone when he caught Marlon Samuels off Ravichandran Ashwin.

Dhoni is 13th in the overall list of wicketkeepers with most dismissals. South Africa's Mark Boucher heads the chart with 521 dismissals in 139 Tests, followed by Adam Gilchrist (416 in 96 Tests) and Ian Healy (395 in 119 Tests).

Dhoni's 200 dismissals include 174 caught behinds and 26 stumpings.

Apart from Dhoni and Kirmani, only two other Indian wicketkeepers --Kiran More (130, 49 Tests) and Nayan Mongia (107, 44 Tests) have completed 100 Test dismissals.

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