The fourth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played today between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals in Sharjah. This will be CSK’s second match this season, while Rajasthan Royals will play their first match. CSK defeated Mumbai Indians in the opening match. Dhoni played his first competitive match after retiring from international cricket. Dhoni had two big records in the opening match and now there are three big milestones that he can achieve before this match.
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CSK has won three IPL titles under Dhoni’s captaincy and is considered one of the best captains in the world. When Dhoni takes the field against Steve Royals, led by Steve Smith, he can set a special record of sixes. Dhoni h as 295 IPL sixes in his account, he is five sixes away from the 300th position, apart from Dhoni, there are only two Indian batsmen who have hit more than 300 sixes in the IPL. Rohit Sharma has 311 sixes in his account, while Suresh Raina has 311 sixes.
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Dhoni has taken 100 IPL catches (including fielder and wicketkeeper), if he takes three more catches in this match, he will surpass Suresh Raina. Raina has caught 102 IPLs in his account. In this case, Dhoni will be behind Dinesh Karthik. Dhoni has taken 969 catches as a wicketkeeper, becoming the second player to take 100 catches as a wicketkeeper with four catches. Dinesh Karthik has 101 catches in his account as a wicketkeeper. Dhoni has scored 4433 runs at an average of 42.21 in 1911 IPL matches and is just 68 runs away from 4500 marks.