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MS Dhoni becomes first player in Test history to hit 50 sixes as captain

MS Dhoni has now hit 50 sixes as a captain © Getty Images
MS Dhoni has now hit 50 sixes as a captain © Getty Images

By Sandipan Banerjee

Jul 29, 2014

MS Dhoni  becomes the first player in the history of Test cricket to hit 50 sixes as captain. He was at par with Brian Lara with 49 sixes. Third on the list is another West Indian captain Clive Lloyd. He has got 48 sixes to his name who is followed by another captain from the Caribbean, Vivian Richards, who hit 46 sixes. It is not surprising that in the list of top ten captains there are five West Indians — the most surprising entry being that of Darren Sammy.

Ricky Ponting featured at number five in the list, followed by Chris Gayle, Imran khan, Darren Sammy, Hansie Cronje and Misbah-ul-Haq respectively. Sourav Ganguly is the second Indian captain after Dhoni, ranked 20th in the list. He has 17 sixes to his name.

Here is the list of Top Ten captains:

Player Matches as a captain Inns as a captain Runs as captain 6s as captain 6s/Innings % of runs scored in 6s
MS Dhoni 54 83 3119 49 0.59 9.42%
Brian Lara 47 85 4685 49 0.57 6.27%
Clive Lloyd 74 111 5233 48 0.43 5.50%
Viv Richards 50 74 3068 46 0.62 8.99%
Ricky Ponting 77 140 6542 37 0.26 3.39%
Chris Gayle 20 34 1528 34 1 13.35%
Imran Khan 48 64 2408 33 0.51 8.22%
Darren Sammy 30 48 1062 32 0.66 18.07%
Hansie Cronje 53 84 2833 30 0.35 6.33%
Misbah-ul-Haq 27 47 2210 26 0.55 7.05%

(Sandipan Banerjee is a reporter of Cricket Country. Cricket has been the biggest passion for him since his childhood. So, when it came to choosing his career, he chose to turn his passion into his profession. Apart from cricket he likes mount trekking, river rafting and photography. His twitter handle is @im_sandipan)

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