Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday broke Suresh Raina’s record of 193 games in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to become the most capped player of IPL.
The best part was when Raina was one of the first to congratulate Dhoni. Taking to Twitter, Raina wrote: “Congratulations Mahi bhai (@msdhoni) at becoming the most capped IPL player. Happiest that my record is being broken by you. All the best for the game today and am sure @ChennaiIPL will win this season’s @IPL.”
Raina had to leave UAE in the eleventh hour due to personal reasons and while fans have been taking to social media to call for his return as the team has struggled, CEO Kasi Viswanathan had made it clear that the cricketer’s personal space would be respected and the batsman would not be asked to return for this season.
Talking about most IPL caps, Dhoni now leads the table with 194 matches, followed by Raina at 193. The third name in the list is Rohit Sharma, who has played 192 matches in the tournament. Kolkata Knight Riders’ skipper Dinesh Karthik is fourth in the list with 185 IPL appearances.