Fourth Indian Player to Score 10K ODI Runs

Fourth Indian player to score 10K ODI runs

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:

  • Fourth from India and 12th player overall to score 10K runs in ODIs
  • 37 years & 7 days – Dhoni is the third oldest player after Dilshan (38y 285d) and Brian Lara (37y 228d) to get to 10K ODI runs
  • MSD took 273 innings to get to this milestone, fifth best for a player. Sachin Tendulkar (259 inns), Sourav Ganguly (263), Ricky Ponting (266) and Jacques Kallis (272) are the top four in this list.
  • Dhoni is the first Wicket Keeper from India and second Wicket Keeper overall after Sri Lanka’s Kumara Sangakkara to score over 10K runs in ODIs.

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:

  • Dhoni is the first player from India to take 300 or more catches in ODIs. Rahul Dravid with 196 catches in second in this list among Indians.
  • Dhoni is the fourth player to take 300 catches in ODIs. Australia’s Adam Gilchrist (417 catches), South Africa’s Mark Boucher (403) and Sri Lanka’s Kumara Sangakkara (402) are the other three players to have taken 300 or more 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.

** Image credits to Cricket Australia

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