MS Dhoni goes past 4000 runs in Test cricket

MS Dhoni scored a century against Australia at the MA Chidambaram stadium on Sunday © PTI

Chennai: Feb 24, 2013

Indian skipper MS Dhoni became only the seventh glovesman in the history of Test cricket to notch up 4,000 runs.

Dhoni, 31, reached the milestone by hitting a six over wide long-on off Nathan Lyon during his innings against Australia at the MA Chidambaram stadium.
 
The others who lead Dhoni in this list include Adam Gilchrist (5570), Alec Stewart (4540), Mark Boucher (5515),  Andy Flower (4404), Alan Knott (4389) and Ian Healy (4356). The Indian wicketkeeper also went past Sourav Ganguly’s 2561 runs as captain in Tests.
 
Here is the list of wicketkeepers who have scored 4,000 or more runs in Tests:

Player M I R HS Ave 100 50
Adam Gilchrist 96 137 5570 204* 47.6 17 26
Mark Boucher 147 206 5515 125 30.3 5 35
Alec Stewart 82 145 4540 173 34.92 6 23
Andy Flower 55 100 4404 232* 53.7 12 23
Alan Knott 95 149 4389 135 32.75 5 30
Ian Healy 119 182 4356 161* 27.39 4 22
MS Dhoni* 74 116 4016 148 39.37 6 28

*updated until MS Dhoni was 134 not out against Australia in the ongoing first Test at Chennai

Dhoni, thereby, scored his sixth hundred in Test cricket and helped India go past the Australian total of 380 and gain a lead. Coming in at No 6, he stitched a 128-run partnership with Virat Kohli who scored 107 runs.