Dhoni’s Highest Score in IPL
In the IPL, Dhoni the batter is less well-known than Dhoni the skipper. He has been a regular run-scorer in the league, finishing eighth with 4746 runs from 220 matches at an average and strike-rate of 39.55 and 135.83, respectively.
MS Dhoni has the most runs in the IPL as a wicket-keeper and has also proven to be a flexible batsman in various positions. Now let’s have a look at MS Dhoni’s highest IPL scores.
Here is a list of Dhoni’s highest IPL scores
84* off 48, 2019 vs RCB
Dhoni scored 455 runs in 16 games in 2018, his second highest season in the IPL in terms of runs. RCB held CSK to 83/5 in 13.1 overs after putting up a total of 161 runs in 20 overs. Dhoni stood tall at the other end, scoring nicely as wickets fell at the other end. CSK appeared to be out of the game as they needed 26 runs off the last over, but Dhoni almost pulled off a miracle by hitting 24 runs off Umesh Yadav’s final over.
79* off 44, 2018 vs KXIP
Dhoni had yet another fantastic knock, but this time he was on the losing end of it. Chasing 197, CSK got off to a shaky start, scoring early but losing three wickets by the seventh over. Dhoni, who was suffering from a back injury, led the pursuit to the finish line but finished four runs short.
75* off 46, 2019 vs RR
This was a typical MS Dhoni innings, as he dealt with Archer and Gopal early on and then feasted on the inferior bowlers at the end. He smashed four sixes and four fours, with all four sixes coming in the penultimate over, when he hit Unadkat for three consecutive sixes in the last three balls.
70* off 40, 2011 vs RCB
This was one of Dhoni’s first career wickets, and it was also one of his clutch ones. Dhoni single-handedly raised the team’s score to 128 off 20 overs when they were struggling at 22/4 off 6 overs. Only Saha and Dhoni scored in double figures, while Dhoni accounted for over half of the team’s runs.
70* off 34, 2018 vs RCB
Three of Dhoni’s best five knocks have come against the RCB, including this one, which was a chasing masterclass by the veteran. Dhoni teamed up with Rayudu, who smashed a 53-ball 82 to help India win by 206 runs. Dhoni, as usual, dispatched the finest bowlers and feasted on Corey Anderson, who was obliged to bowl at the end of the innings.