Mahendra Singh Dhoni Set to Join the Elite List Including Tendulkar, Ganguly and Dravid
Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is ready to feature yet another cap to his illustrious career. He is all set to become the twelfth cricketer in the world to score 10,000 ODI runs. He is just 33 runs short of achieving the incredible feat.
Veteran cricketer Dhoni will have a chance to join the elite club of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and Rahul Dravid.
The opening match of the three-match ODI series against England starts on 12th July (Wednesday) at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. If he does achieve the feat, Dhoni will become the fourth Indian batsman to achieve the feat.
The list is headed by none other than Little Master Sachin Tendulkar. He has scored 18,426 runs in his illustrious One-day International career. He is followed by Kumar Sangakkara, Ricky Ponting, Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardena, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Jacques Kallis, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Brian Lara, and Tillekeratne Dilshan.
All of these names are big stalwarts of the game. Meanwhile the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli is also within touching distance of achieving the record.
Jharkhand-based cricketer Dhoni will become only the second designated wicketkeeper-batsman after Kumar Sangakkara to reach the milestone.
Sri Lankan star Sangakkara was a tremendous batsman and finished his ODI career with four back-to-back centuries in the 2015 World Cup.
However, Dhoni has achieved several records during his remarkable career. He is just behind Adam Gilchrist, Mark Boucher and Kumar Sangakkara in the list for most catches in ODI’s.
Dhoni leads the list of stumpings:
However, he leads the stumping record. He has inflicted 107 stumping in ODI’s so far while Sangakkara is second in the list with 99 stumpings.
So, considering all forms of international cricket, Dhoni is placed third for most wicket-keeping dismissals. The list is headed by the Proteas Mark Boucher, who has 998 dismissals to his name. Gilchrist is second in the list with 905 dismissals to his name.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the greatest skippers of all time. Under his tenure, the Men in Blue have lifted the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007, 2011 ICC World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy.
Concluding, it was also under his captaincy that India reached the number one position in Test cricket for the very first time.