CSK vs DC in IPL 2021: From Dhoni to Dhawan, 5 records/ milestones to watch out for

New Delhi Captain Rishabh Pant seemed to be having a pleasant conversation with Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni on eve of their match
New Delhi Captain Rishabh Pant seemed to be having a pleasant conversation with Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni on eve of their match

CSK vs DC in IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC) will lock horns in the second game of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). This match will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

IPL 2020 runners up, DC faced a huge blow before the start of the season as their captain Shreyas Iyer was ruled out due to a shoulder injury. They will be led by young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant who is in form of his life right now.

Three-time winners Chennai Super Kings on the other hand did not qualify for the playoffs for the first time in their history in IPL 2020. With another chance to make a fresh start, the MS Dhoni-led side will try to make amends for their last season. Interestingly, Dhawan, Pant, MS Dhoni are all on the cusp of some major milestones- let’s have a look at 5 records that can happen in the CSK vs DC match. 

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1. Rishabh Pant will become the fifth-youngest captain in IPL history

Rishabh Pant will become the fifth-youngest IPL captain once he takes the field against CSK in the second match. Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Steve Smith, and Suresh Raina became IPL captains at a lower age than Pant before.

2. Shikhar Dhawan can become the first player to hit 600 fours in IPL history

Currently, the batsman with most number of fours in IPL, Shikhar Dhawan has hit 591 boundaries in his IPL career. He needs to hit 9 more fours to become the first player to complete 600 fours in IPL history.

3. Rahane can become only the 8th Indian to reach 4k runs in IPL

Ajinkya Rahane has accumulated 3933 runs in 140 innings he has played in IPL. He requires 67 runs to complete 4000 runs and become the eighth Indian to achieve the milestone.

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4. MS Dhoni can become the first wicketkeeper to complete 150 dismissals

MS Dhoni has effected 148 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in the tournament. Once he effects 2 more dismissals, he will become the first wicketkeeper to complete 150 dismissals in the cash-rich league.

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5. MS Dhoni can become the wicket-keeper with most catches in IPL history

Dhoni has taken 109 catches behind the stumps and is only behind Dinesh Karthik (110). He will overtake Karthik in the tally with 2 catches in the game against DC.

IPL 2021, CSK vs DC: From Dhoni to Dhawan, 5 records/ milestones to watch out for