Former Indian Captain MS Dhoni added another milestone in his cricketing career after completing 10,000 runs in limited overs cricket during the second one-day against England played at Lords Cricket Ground. Dhoni has been consistent run-scorer for India in the 50-over format and becomes fourth Indian batsman to reach the landmark after Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar. Overall, he became the 12th batsman to score 10,000 runs in limited-overs cricket.
MS Dhoni has been a permanent member of Indian cricket team since making his debut in 2004-05. The wicket-keeper batsman has played 319 one-day games for India and has an average of 51.25 with the bat. He has 10 centuries and 67 half-centuries to his name. He has been designated finisher for India in limited-overs cricket.
In the last couple of years, his form has taken a dip due to unknown reasons. Dhoni will always be regarded as one of the greatest wicket-keepers produced by India. Due to his superb leadership that saw India win Cricket World Cup after 28 years in Mumbai in 2011.
The 37-year old will definitely be keen to produce consistency with the bat leading up to the next year’s Cricket World Cup that will be played in England. It will definitely be a swansong of sorts for Dhoni as he might retire after 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Before the second game of the one-day series, MS Dhoni was 33 runs short of the milestone. He came to the wicket with India reeling at 154 for 5 in pursuit of 322 runs posted by England. Dhoni produced unusual innings with asking rate climbing after every over. It was also the lack of support that saw him play more cautiously. In the recent past, he has received some flak from cricket pundits for being too slow in his early part of his innings.