MS Dhoni joins Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav, Dravid in elite group

Former Indian cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has now join the elite club of iconic names of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid, reaching 13,000 runs mark. He is the fourth Indian player, who crossed that mark.

 

The 37-year-old has amassed 13,054 runs in 412 List A matches at an average of 50.79. He achieved the milestone during the first One-Day International (ODI) against Australia when he scored a gritty half-century to power India to a six-wicket victory.

 

Former England star Graham Gooch is at the top of the list with 22,211 runs in List A cricket. Apart from this, Dhoni’s unbeaten 141-run partnership with Kedar Jadhav is the second highest fifth-wicket stand by India against Australia at home. This was also the second-best partnership for any wicket at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad.

 

The highest stand was put up by Shaun Marsh and Shane Watson of Australia when they produced a 145-run opening partnership in 2009. Dhoni, the mastermind of the game, has led the Men-in-Blue to several victories. His finishing skill is renown as one of the best in Indian cricket’s history.

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