Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday surpassed Sachin Tendulkar's record of highest individual Test score by an Indian captain en route his majestic 224 against Australia in the first cricket Test.
Dhoni, who reached his maiden double century yesterday went past Tendulkar's 217 scored against New Zealand in 1999-00 at Ahmedabad.
Dhoni reached the feat in the 144th over when he first hit a flat six off Nathan Lyon to reach 217 and then took a single to surpass Tendulkar's score.
Highest Individual scores by Indian captains
224 - Mahendra Singh Dhoni vs Australia (Chennai)
217 - Sachin Tendulkar vs New Zealand (Ahmedabad)
205 - Sunil Gavaskar vs West Indies (Mumbai)
203 - MAK Pataudi vs England (Delhi).
First Published: February 25, 2013, 1:43 pm