MS Dhoni becomes 7th wicketkeeper in Test cricket history to slam double ton

MS Dhoni remained unbeaten on 206 at stumps on the third day of Chennai Test © PTI (File Pic)

Chennai: Feb 24, 2013

Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday became the seventh wicket-keeper in the history of the game to score a double hundred in Test cricket. The Indian captain achieved the feat in the first Test against Australia at Chennai.
It was an attacking display of batting as Dhoni tore apart the Australian attack and helped India take a crucial lead in the first innings.
In the process, he beat Budhi Kunderan’s score of 192 as the highest by an Indian wicket-keeper. With this knock, Dhoni has joined the likes of Andy Flower, Kumar Sangakkara and Adam Gilchrist to name a few.
Here is a list of the wicket-keepers who have scored a double-century in Tests:

  Score Opposition Year
Andy Flower 232* India 2000
Kumar Sangakkara 230 Pakistan 2002
Taslim Arif 210* Australia 1980
Imtiaz Ahmed 209 New Zealand 1955
MS Dhoni* 206* Australia 2013
Adam Gilchrist 204* South Africa 2002
Brendon Kuruppu 201* New Zealand 1987

 *score at the time of writing.