Former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday became the fifth Indian to reach the elusive 10,000-run mark in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for the country.
MS Dhoni who had failed to reach the elusive 10,000-run mark for India in the ODI series against West Indies last year has made it possible in the series against Australia at SCG. The wicketkeeper who came in at number four for batting was on 9,999 runs for the country.
Dhoni crossed the 10000th run mark after he flicked the length delivery off an inside edge towards square leg. He achieved this tally while playing in the first ODI against Australia in Sydney on Saturday. He took 330 matches to achieve this landmark.
Dhoni joined the likes of Sachin Tendulkar (18,426), Sourav Ganguly (11,363), Rahul Dravid (10,889) and Virat Kohli (10,235).
Most batsmen who have achieved this feat generally come into bat higher up the order. Dhoni is one of the few, who has achieved it, coming lower down the order. He is one of the 13 batsmen in world cricket to have scored 10,000-plus runs.
🙌 10,000 ODI RUNS FOR INDIA FOR MS DHONI 🙌
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