The Grand Sixes of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in his ODI Cricket Career

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MS Dhoni Sixes in ODI career – In 2004, when Mahendra Singh Dhoni entered the International Cricket arena, he was known as a very aggressive batsman. Dhoni’s personality suited his aggressive batting approach. He also looked dashing with his long hair. But things changed for him with responsibility as a captain in 2007.

ms dhoni sixes in odi career

MSD was straight away appointed as the captain of the Indian Cricket team after India won the 2007 World T20 in South Africa. This increase in responsibility was also the reason why his batting style changed. Later in his career, Mahi started playing according to time and situation. He is still the perfect man to handle the team in a crunch situation. That is why many experts believed that Dhoni should have been sent up the order in the semi-final match against New Zealand in the 2019 world cup.

MS Dhoni Sixes in ODI career

Dhoni starts his innings slowly and later, he gains back the lost momentum with his firepower. Dhoni has batted at the lower order for India. The speciality of Dhoni’s batting is that he bats like a pure batsman till he is set and then he turns as a pure slogger and hammers the bowlers.

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India’s most successful captain is also known for his style of hitting sixes. He has smashed 290 sixes to his name in ODI cricket, which is the maximum sixes by a lower-order batsman in ODIs.

MS Dhoni Sixes in ODI career – Today we must discuss about Dhoni’s sixes. So far, Mahi has smashed 229 sixes from 350 ODI matches that he has played in his career. For India, he is the second-highest batsman to hit sixes in ODIs and at the same time, he is also the fifth in world cricket for the same.

Dhoni has hit the most sixes in this format of cricket on balls bowled by Australia’s James Faulkner. He has hit a total of 8 sixes off Faulkner during his ODI career. He has hit six sixes each from the balls bowled by Shane Watson and Tikalaratne Dilshan.

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At the same time, he hit five sixes off the ball bowled by England’s Graeme Swann. Apart from this, Dhoni also hit five sixes each on the balls bowled by Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera, Chandana, and Zimbabwe’s Brendon Taylor.

MS Dhoni Sixes in ODI career – Here is the list of Dhoni’s maximum sixes against the bowlers in his ODI career –

James Faulker – 8 Sixes

Shane Watson, Tillakaratne Dilshan – 6 sixes

Graeme Swann, Thisara Perera, Brendan Taylor, Chandana – 5 Sixes

Rohit Sharma, the batsman who has scored the most sixes in ODI cricket for India, has scored 244 sixes from 224 matches, while Dhoni is second with 229 sixes from 350 matches. In third place is Sachin Tendulkar who hit 195 sixes from 463 matches.

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