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    MS Dhoni becomes first wicketkeeper to captain in 150 ODIs

    File photo of India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

    File photo of India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. (AP)

    MS Dhoni reached a special landmark in Vizag on Sunday, becoming the first wicketkeeper in the history of one-day internationals (ODI) to captain a side in 150 matches.

    Dhoni, who celebrated the landmark with his customary blitzkrieg in a 40-ball 51*, would have loved to celebrate his achievement with a win against West Indies in the second ODI but the visitors held their nerves to level the series at 1-1 with a nailbiting two-wicket victory.

    The current Indian skipper is also the only captain in the game's history to win all three ICC events - Twenty20 World Cup, ODI World Cup and Champions Trophy. Dhoni is now only 25 matches from breaking Mohammad Azharuddin's record of leading India in 174 ODIs.

    Azhar also holds the distinction of being the most successful ODI captain for India, winning 90 matches. He is followed by Dhoni, who has won 87 and lost 51 matches, and Ganguly, who led India to victory in 66 of the 147 ODIs he captained.

    Dhoni, who became India captain in 2007, and Azharuddin are the only two captains to lead India in 150 ODIs. The all-time record for most matches as ODI captain is in the name of Ricky Ponting, who led Australia in 230 ODIs.