Another fifty for Dhoni
MS Dhoni added another entry to the list of his achievements when he became the first captain in the IPL to lead a team to 50 wins. The landmark came with Chennai Super Kings' tight win against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 20. Super Kings have made it to four IPL finals, winning two of them, under Dhoni's leadership and in 2010, they became the first IPL team to win the Champions League Twenty20. Gautam Gambhir and Adam Gilchrist are the next two captains in the list with 31 wins each.
Dhoni, who has played as a captain in 84 IPL matches,17 more than the second-placed Gilchrist, maintains a high win to loss ratio of 1.51. For players who have led a side in more than 10 matches in the IPL, only Virat Kohli has a better ratio - 2.50 from 17 matches. However, Dhoni has also suffered the second-most losses in IPL while leading a team. While Gilchrist tops the list with 36 losses, Dhoni has been involved in 33 losses as the CSK captain.
During the Test series against Australia, Dhoni had become the most successful Test captain for India with 24 wins. He has also led India to ODI and T20 World Cup titles.
Amol Karhadkar is a correspondent at ESPNcricinfo