Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni captained the Indian team in 332 international matches across all three formats - 200 ODIs, 60 Tests and 72 T20Is. He is the most successful Indian captain who led the Indian team to triumph some of the most crucial series leading the team to new heights. However, the wicket-keeper batsman did not play any competitive cricket since India’s defeat to New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup and after taking a break from the game, Dhoni announced his retirement.
Cricket is a sport where many records and made and broken. And, today we are going to talk about some such records of cricketers that are recorded in Guinness World Records.
Most runs in World Cup
Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for scoring the most runs in the World Cup. Sachin Tendulkar took part in 6 World Cups while playing for India. During this, he scored 2278 runs in 45 matches at an average of 57.
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit a memorable six in 2011 World Cup final, and the memories of the historic win remains in the heart of Indian fans. The memorable six that came off Dhoni's bat helped India win the ODI World Cup after 28 years. The bat with which Dhoni hit the six became the most expensive bat in the world and the famous bat was bought by an Indian company, RK Global and Security Limited for an amount of $ 1,61,295.
Fastest ball ever to be bowled in cricket history
Shoaib Akhtar, a Pakistan pacer, who gave some stormy performances in his time holds the record of bowling the fastest ball in the history of cricket. Akhtar bowled at a speed of 161.3 kmph to England batsman Nick Knight in the 2003 World Cup.
The record for captaining the most matches