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MS Dhoni becomes first Indian to hit 200 IPL sixes

Dhoni achieved this feat during his sensational 84-run knock in Sunday's game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) which CSK lost by only one run

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

CSK skipper MS Dhoni celebrates his half century during the IPL T20 cricket match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at MAC Stadium in Chennai, Sunday, March 31, 2019 | Photo: PTI

(CSK) captain has become the first Indian batsman to hit 200 sixes in the (IPL).

Dhoni achieved this feat during his sensational 84-run knock in Sunday's game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) which CSK lost by only one run.

Chasing 162, CSK managed to score 160/8 in their full quota of 20 overs, thus succumbing to their second consecutive loss in the ongoing IPL.

Dhoni hit five fours and seven sixes during the course of his 48-ball inning, thus taking his overall IPL tally of maximums to 203. In the ongoing edition, the 37-year-old has so far hit 17 sixes.

and are next best Indian batsman in the list with both boasting of 190 sixes each in the IPL. RCB skipper RCB skipper is not too far behind with 186 maximums to his name.

Overall, has hit the maximum number of sixes in the IPL with a boasting number of 323, followed by AB de Villiers who has hit 204 maximums in the T20 tournament. Dhoni is third in the list.

First Published: Mon, April 22 2019. 11:08 IST