The 40-year-old has led Chennai Super Kings to fourt IPL titles in 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021.
Apart from Dhoni, Daren Sammy (208) is the only other player to have captained teams in more than 200 T20s. This is also the ninth IPL final for Dhoni as a CSK leader.
"We started T20 in around 2005-06 and most of the games have been franchise cricket and in the last five years, there have been a lot of T20 games in international cricket as well," said the former India skipper at the toss about his historic feat. The 40-year-old has led CSK to three IPL titles in 2010, 2011 and 2018.
Dhoni retired from international cricket in 2020 but had stepped down as T20I captain in January 2017. He captained the Indian team in a total of 72 T20Is, winning 41 of these and losing 28.
As the skipper of CSK, Dhoni has led the Yellow Brigade in 213 matches, winning 130 and losing 81. For a brief period of time, he also captained Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) before being replaced by Steve Smith at the helm. In total, Dhoni had led RPS in 14 matches, winning 5 and losing 9.
The 23-year-old Pant, who was once an understudy to Dhoni and has now cemented his role as India's premier wicketkeeper, hit the winning runs in his first outing as T20 captain.
Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed his second consecutive fifty and Ravindra Jadeja hit an 11-ball 31 as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) dented Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) hopes of play-offs’ qualification with a six-wicket victory in Dubai on Thursday.
Chennai Super Kings pulled off a thrilling last-ball win over Kolkata Knight Riders which lifted the three-time champions back to the top of the Indian Premier League points table on Sunday.
The closing ceremony was graced by former Indian cricket team captain Mohammad Azharuddin, as Chief Guest, Dr M Rafiuddin, Convener, BITS Pilani Sports Festival, Prof. Srinivasan Madapusi, Director BPDC, Dr Priti Bajpai, Dean, Student Welfare, and students from various colleges and Media.
The only Thoroughbred race on the card, it was contested by a field of 15 but very few ever managed to land a blow with Bernardo Pinheiro and Rebel Streak setting a decent gallop until Buckell, having pretty much stalked the lead throughout, committed for home entering the short straight.
An unbroken opening century stand by Abid Ali and debutant Abdullah Shafique gave Pakistan a solid platform after bowling out Bangladesh for 330 on day two of the first Test in Chittagong on Saturday.