Champions League Twenty20: Chennai Super Kings Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni a T20 Run-Machine

Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the fifth Indian batsman after Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli to score 4000 runs in Twenty20 cricket.

updated: September 28, 2014 13:48 IST
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MS Dhoni scored 35 off 16 balls against Perth Scorchers.


Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday became the fifth Indian batsman to aggregate 4000 runs - 4012 - in Twenty20 cricket during his 35-run knock against Perth Scorchers in the Champions League Twenty20 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. (Match Report | Highlights)

The four other Indian batsmen to achieve the aforesaid feat are Suresh Raina (5024), Rohit Sharma (4613), Gautam Gambhir (4308) and Virat Kohli (4298).

Dhoni's 16-ball knock that was laced with four sixes proved consequential as CSK defeated Perth by 13 runs to inch closer to the semifinal. Thanks to Dhoni's fiery knock and Ravindra Jadeja's 44 off 28 deliveries, CSK scored 86 runs in the last six overs. They had scored only 69 in the first 14 overs. (Read: Dhoni Calls for Improvement From Batting Unit)

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