Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar congratulated former India skipper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, as the latter overall became the fourth Indian batsmen to score 10,000 One-day International runs on July 14 (Saturday) at Lord’s.
Meanwhile, despite Dhoni’s valiant efforts, India lost the match by 86 runs at the Home of Cricket, Lord’s. Batting first, England posted a massive 322 runs on the board while banking on a brilliant century from Joe Root and a fine half-century from David Willey.
Top-order batsman Root was brilliant against star wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav despite other batsmen struggling against him.
However, in reply, India lost three wickets early which hurt India’s chances as skipper Virat Kohli mentioned at the post-match presentation.
Although Kohli and Suresh Raina tried to take their team over the rope but departed after getting well set.
In the end, Dhoni tried his best but lacked partners at the other end as he also struggled to score quickly. As a result, the visitors fell short of 86 runs as England pegged back to level the series one each with one to go.
Dhoni reaches yet another landmark:
The 37-year-old former India skipper Dhoni joined an elite list which features some of India’s greatest batsmen in the form of Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and The Wall, Rahul Dravid.
Dhoni needed just 33 runs to achieve the milestone. And he did it by scampering for a single in the 43rd over of the second ODI between in London.
Furthermore, wicketkeeper-batsman Dhoni is currently placed 12th in the list of all-time highest run-getters in ODIs.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Kumara Sangakkara is the only wicket-keeper to feature in the list.
The former teammate of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Tendulkar took to social media website Twitter — to congratulate the veteran Jharkhand-based cricketer.
“Fantastic achievement!! @msdhoni, congratulations on scoring 10,000 runs in ODIs! Well done, my friend,” the post read.
Fantastic achievement!! @msdhoni, congratulations on scoring 10,000 runs in ODIs! Well done, my friend.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 15, 2018