Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a legendary cricketer who has brought many laurels to Indian cricket. He is greatly admired by his fans and other cricket lovers all over the world. His down to earth approach makes him a class apart.
On Saturday, MS Dhoni created a world record as he became the only cricketer in the history of ODI cricket to have scored 10,000 runs at an average of over 50. This goes to show that he is an important pillar in Indian cricket.
He became the 12th player to enter the ODI 10,000 run club and the fifth fastest player to clinch the feat. After Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni became the 4th Indian to clinch the feat. Sometimes we just run short of adjectives to describe MSD in one word. He has done so much for India and is still extending his valuable contributions to the Indian cricket team.
Digging a bit deep, he is good at rotating the bowlers in crunch situations of the game, he is a good sprinter between the wickets. His street-smart wicketkeeping skills such as taking good catches, effecting lightning fast stumpings are well-known. MS Dhoni has an unbelievable judging skill when it comes to taking DRS and many times, he got the better of the umpires by proving that his judgements were as sharp as a knife.
He carved out a reputation for himself as the best asset to the team and that sums up the essential MS Dhoni for you! The special thing about him is that he remains calm and composed in pressure situations and that’s the reason why he has always taken the team home by pulling off the ropes from the jaws of the defeat. He never lets the negativity get the better of him and that’s why he is so successful.
The only captain with three ICC trophies has given up international captaincy on January 4, 2017. But still, he has extended his services as a wicketkeeper-batsman. He has always worked behind the scenes to offer some crunch tips to Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the deciding phase of the game.
Congratulations MS Dhoni on 10000 ODI runs. Fantastic achievement to do it at an average of 51.5 .
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 14, 2018
Congratulations @msdhoni on achieving another milestone in your illustrious career. Batting at no 6 for the major part of the career and getting 10,000 ODI runs is an exceptional achievement.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 14, 2018
Forget the situation the game is in, for a batsman who has played at no 6 for the greater part of his career, to score 10k runs is staggering.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 14, 2018
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) July 15, 2018
Finally!@msdhoni completes his 1️⃣0️⃣, 0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ Runs in Odi cricket. He is only the fourth Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar (18,426), Sourav Ganguly (11,363) & Rahul Dravid (10,889) to achieve this feat and 12th overall. #ENGvIND #MSDhoni
— Akhil Gupta ? (@Guptastats92) July 14, 2018
Congrats @msdhoni on the 10,000. The batting position, the strike rate, the impact and the average make it phenomenal.
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) July 14, 2018
Congratulations to @msdhoni bhai on reaching the special milestone of 10,000 runs in ODIs. What makes it even more remarkable is that he is the only one to get there with an average above 50. ?
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) July 14, 2018
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) July 14, 2018
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) July 14, 2018
MS Dhoni's achievement of 10,000 ODI runs is unique one.
He has scored more than 75% of his runs batting at No. 5 and below.
None of the other members in the 10000-club scored even 30% of their runs batting lower down the order.
Legend like none other!
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) July 14, 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 14, 2018