Seven players among the nine to have played 500 International games are from Asia. Jacques Kallis and Ricky Ponting are the only two names from the other parts of the world. Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq appeared in 499 International matches before retiring. Dhoni will be the 3rd player from India to enter this list after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.
Tendulkar holds the record for most International appearances as he featured in 664 matches despite playing only one T20I. Dhoni has some pleasant memories attached to the Sophie Gardens in Cardiff that will host his 500th International game. His fastest fifty in International cricket off 26 balls came in an ODI at this venue in 2011. India’s road to CT13 victory began in Cardiff when they faced South Africa in the tournament opener and later defeated the Lankans in the semis.