Indian Wicket Keeper and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday (July 14) at Lord’s became the fourth Indian player to get to 10,000 runs in the ODI cricket. He became the fourth Indian player and 12th player overall to get to this milestone in this format of the game.
Dhoni got to this milestone when he was batting on 33 in the second ODI against England at Lord’s. Sachin Tendulkar (18,426 ODI runs), Sourav Ganguly (11,221) and Rahul Dravid (10,768) are the other three players to get to this milestone before Dhoni.
Numbers behind Dhoni’s 10,000 ODI runs:
Besides becoming the fourth Indian to score 10K ODI runs, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has also bagged another record in the second ODI of the series at Lord’s. He became the first Indian player/wicket keeper to take 300 catches in ODIs.
Numbers behind Dhoni’s 300 catches in ODIs:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (10,004 runs & 300 catches) is only the second player after Kumara Sangakkara (14,234 runs & 402 catches) to make a double of 10K runs and 300 catches in ODI cricket.
Unfortunately for Team India and Dhoni, England beat India to win the second ODI to level the series 1 – 1. Joe Root starred with the bat for hosts scoring 113 runs off 116 deliveries, which included 8 fours and a six. David Willey’s unbeaten 30-ball fifty in the end provided the much needed impetus to help England get past the 300 total at Lord’s.
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