MS Dhoni now has 200 sixes as captain of the Indian team © AFP
MS Dhoni now has 200 sixes from 315 innings as captain of the Indian team © AFP

MS Dhoni, India’s limited-overs captain has entered the record books once again. During India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2016 match, he became the first international skipper to hit 200 sixes. Dhoni has achieved this feat in 315 innings. Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is second in the list for cricketers hitting most international sixes as the team’s captain. Ponting had hit 171 sixes in 376 innings. Dhoni scored an unbeaten seven in match against Sri Lanka, which included a six and thereby achieved the milestone. If we look at the overall sixes hit by Dhoni in his international career, we arrive at a staggering number of 298 sixes. He has struck 78 sixes in Tests, 192 in ODIs and 28 in T20Is. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2016, Match 7 at Dhaka

Earlier, Dhoni gave his opinion on a few Indian players. Talking of Yuvraj Singh, he said, “As far as Yuvi’s batting is concerned, I have already told that the more time he gets out there in the middle, the better it is for him. I felt that his approach has always been very good. He gave himself two or three balls before playing the big shot. And you saw today, he is someone who can hit sixes at will. So if the same thing continues gradually, he will be in a very good position before the World Cup.”

On Virat Kohli, he said, “Right from the start, he [Virat] was always someone who wanted to contribute more. Even if he would get out on 80, he was somebody who wanted to get that 100. If 80 was good enough and the team wins, he was happy with it. But he still wanted to contribute more. He knew the importance of converting those 70′s into hundreds. It’s not only good for the individual but it was also very good for the team,”

(With inputs from PTI)