Dhoni equals Ponting’s record by leading India in 324th game

During his nine-year tenure, Dhoni has guided India to title triumphs in the World T20 (2007), the World Cup (2011) and the Champions Trophy (2013) besides leading the side to the top the ICC Test rankings.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is India's most successful skipper with 174 international wins.   -  AP

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today equalled Australian great Ricky Ponting’s record of leading the side in 324 international matches across formats.

Dhoni achieved the milestone during the third and final Twenty20 International against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club. India won the series 2-1, after the 3-0 whitewash of the host in ODIs.

Dhoni, who was appointed captain in 2007, has led India in 60 Tests, 194 ODIs and 70 T20 Internationals.

The 34-year-old is also India’s most successful captain, having overseen 27 Test match victories, 107 ODI wins and 40 T20 triumphs.

During his nine-year tenure, Dhoni has guided India to title triumphs in the World T20 (2007), the World Cup (2011) and the Champions Trophy (2013) besides leading the side to the top the ICC Test rankings.

Now leading India in ODIs and T20s, the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman had retired from Test cricket in 2014 in Australia.