The greatest ever captain of India, MS Dhoni turns celebrates his 39th birthday today. A man who broke infinite batting and captaincy record in his illustrious career. When it comes to ODI cricket, MS Dhoni has scored over 10,000 runs at an average of over 50 in his 350 matches ODI career which is one of the many records he owns.
He also reached the pinnacle of ODI rankings of batsmen in the least innings in ODIs which is still a record. The World Cup-winning captain is today being celebrated by every Indian. His image of hitting the six to seal the world cup final at Wankhade is one of the most iconic moments in Indian cricket history.
We try to give MS Dhoni yet another tribute by looking at 5 of the most incredible records that he has held in the last 16 years in his ODI career:
5. The first to score 10000 runs at an average of 50
Dhoni may have started his ODI career with a duck but quickly changed his fortunes around. The charismatic batsman in 2018 became the first-ever batsman to achieve 10,000 ODI runs at an average of over 50.
ODI cricket of Dhoni’s format as he played numerous match-winning innings in 50 over cricket. The master finisher is also only the second wicket-keeper batsman after Kumar Sangakkara to reach the mountain of 10000 runs in ODIs. Overall in his ODI career, Dhoni in 350 matches scored 10,773 runs at a phenomenal batting average of 50.6.