MS Dhoni © Getty Images
MS Dhoni © Getty Images

By Sudatta Mukherjee

Aug 30, 2014

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni created a world record for the most number of stumping across all formats, beating Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara in the process. Dhoni has played 382 matches across all formats and has taken 452 innings to reach the feat of 131 stumpings.

Whereas, Sangakkara has played 563 matches and 664 innings and is second on the list with 129 stumpings.Former Sri Lankan cricketer Romesh Kaluwitharana is third on the list with 101 stumpings. The second Indian in the top 10 list is Nayan Mongia.

Dhoni has a better dismissal per innings average also compared to Kumar Sangakkara. While, Dhoni’s dismissal per innings is 1.38 and Sangakkara is at 1.06. Dhoni achieved the feat when he got rid of England captain Alastair Cook off Ambati Rayudu during the third ODI between India and England at Trent Bridge.

Players M I Stumpings
MS Dhoni 381 451 129
Kumar Sangakkara 563 664 129
Romesh Kaluwitharana 238 275 101
Moin Khan 288 341 93
Adam Gilchrist 396 490 92
Kamran Akmal 261 304 85
Ian Healy 287 392 68
Mushfiqur Rahim 211 237 64
Nayan Mongia 184 216 52
Bert Oldfield 54 101 52