M.S. Dhoni completes 500 international games

Dhoni becomes the third Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (664) and Rahul Dravid (509) to breach the 500 match barrier in international cricket.

Friday's T20 International was Dhoni’s 92nd in the shortest format.   -  AP

The Indian team’s senior-most player Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday reached the coveted milestone of playing 500 international matches during the second T20 International against England, hours ahead of his 37th birthday.

In doing so, Dhoni became the third Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (664) and Rahul Dravid (509) to breach the 500 match barrier in international cricket.

p This apart, the former India captain has played 90 Test matches and 318 One Day Internationals.

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In 90 Tests, he had scored 4876 runs with six hundreds and 33 half-centuries, before calling it a day. In the 318 ODIs, he has so far scored 9,967 runs with 10 tons and 67 half-centuries.

In the 91 T20I’s before the current match, he had scored 1,455 runs with two half-centuries. In 499 international matches so far, he has taken 602 catches and effected 178 stumpings.

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