Former India captain MS Dhoni is considered one of the best goalkeepers of the modern era. Dhoni, who retired from international cricket in August, led the Indian team to three ICC trophies – 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 ODI World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy.Dhoni also played several important innings at the bottom of the sequence and was later considered one of the best finishers. in his time.
Yet while both captain and batting Dhoni has been tested throughout his career, no one has ever questioned his ability as a goalkeeper behind a stump. In his career, Dhoni has achieved 91 dismissals (57 catches + 34 stumps) as a goalkeeper in the T20Is, the most by any player.
But that record has now been broken. Australian women’s cricket star Alyssa Healy on Sunday surpassed Dhoni’s record to take the top spot on the goalkeeper list with the most dismissals in the T20i.
Healy accomplished the feat in his 2nd T20I against New Zealand at Allan Border Field in Brisbane, when he beat Amy Satterthwaite and then caught Lauren Down on the back of a stump bringing his total sacking to 92 in 114 games.
The Australian woman ended up winning the match with 8 goals, leading 2-0 in the T20I’s three draw against New Zealand.