MS Dhoni: Only Indian to play 100 consecutive T20 innings without scoring a duck

MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was up against David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 14th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Friday (October 2). The two teams were coming in the contest with similar fates as they had lost two out of the three games.

Though CSK lost its third consecutive match on Friday, the captain MS Dhoni registered another feather to his illustrious cricket career. Dhoni becomes the only Indian and fifth overall batsman to play 100 or more innings without scoring a duck in the shortest format of the game. MS has not gone back to the pavilion without scoring a run since 2015 and in the last game against Hyderabad, he played his 100th consecutive innings without a duck.

The number 1 position in this list is acquired by West Indies power-hitter Chris Gayle who has played a record 145 T20 innings without scoring a duck in the time span of 2012 to 2016. The second place is held by Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal with 106* innings from 2009 to present. He is followed by Australia’s Shaun Marsh who has played 102 innings without getting out on zero from 2012 – 2019. South Africa’s JP Duminy is next with 101* innings to his name from 2014 to 2019.