TATA IPL 2023: MS Dhoni likely to break Suresh Raina’s this elite record


Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have emerged as one of the best teams in the history of the Indian Premier League. They’ve made the playoffs a record 11 times and won four titles in the cash-rich league. CSK’s roaring success has been led by their captain, MS Dhoni.

Dhoni has led them since the first edition, and after a brief hiatus in the previous edition when Ravindra Jadeja was seen leading the franchise, Dhoni took over the reins again after Jadeja’s stint at the helm failed to produce the desired results.

Dhoni has 4,978 runs at an average of 39.20 in 234 games, including 24 fifties. He has been the beating heart of CSK since its inception and is still going strong in his twilight years. Here are five incredible records held by Dhoni in the IPL that may stand the test of time.

Suresh Raina’s classic dominance during his prime show is well known among CSK fans, and with those power performances, Raina leads the list of most runs by a CSK player in the Indian Premier League.


MS Dhoni is only 283 runs away from breaking Raina’s record and will most likely become the CSK batsman with the most runs in his IPL career.

What fans are concerned about is whether Dhoni will continue after 2023. As this looks unlikely, and with a 2000-run difference, this record of most runs will be difficult to beat after Dhoni tops the chart. The current list looks like this –

Most runs
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
SK Raina 2008-2021 176 171 26 4687 100* 32.32 3424 136.88 1 33 8 425 180
MS Dhoni 2008-2022 204 179 70 4404 84* 40.40 3222 136.68 0 22 4 313 199
F du Plessis 2012-2021 92 86 9 2721 96 35.33 2070 131.44 0 20 5 247 87
AT Rayudu 2018-2022 74 68 13 1774 100* 32.25 1381 128.45 1 8 4 144 85



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