On Saturday, former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the fifth Indian batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs for India in Sydney during the first ODI match against Australia. MS Dhoni was just one run away from reaching this milestone before the Sydney ODI.
The wicket-keeper batsman had completed his 10,000 runs in ODIs last year in July, but that included 174 runs he scored for Asia XI.
On reaching this milestone, official handle of ICC also praised MS Dhoni by tweeting his photograph.
? 10,000 ODI RUNS FOR INDIA FOR MS DHONI ?
— ICC (@ICC) January 12, 2019
Dhoni becomes the fifth batsman to join the illustrious list, which also includes Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli, who have scored 10,000 runs for India.
In ODI history, apart from Kumar Sangakkara, Dhoni is the 2nd wicketkeeper/batsman and overall 13th batsman to cross 10,000 runs mark.
List of batsmen who scored 10,000 runs and more across ODI format:
MS Dhoni has scored 9 centuries and 67 fifties for India in one-day internationals. The wicket-keeper is also one of the most successful ODI captains with a World Cup and Champions Trophy under his belt.
Dhoni is the sixth quickest to reach the landmark, after Ponting (266) and Kallis (272). He is the second wicket-keeper after Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara to breach the mark.