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Adam Gilchrist congratulates MS Dhoni for breaking his record

Dhoni with his knock in the 3rd ODI against West Indies broke quite a few records.

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India’s wicketkeeper MS Dhoni successfully appeal. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

MS Dhoni has never been a man of many words. He likes to let his game do the talking most time and whenever he feels the need to actually give a response it is something quirky or witty. Most critics have come hard at him for his inability to hit the big shots towards the end of an innings. During the ongoing series against West Indies, he once again proved his mettle by coming in when the team was in a tricky situation and batted through to take the team to a respectable total.

Dhoni surpasses Gilchrist

Dhoni has amassed a lot of records in his career. But the recent feather to his already crowded cap will be one of his favourites. During the 3rd ODI against the West Indies, he scored an unbeaten 78 off 79 balls to take India to 251/4 in their 50 overs. Amidst the knock, Dhoni overtook his idol Adam Gilchrist to become the second highest run getter as a wicketkeeper in ODIs. Another mantle which he took over was to become the fifth in the list of players with most sixes in ODIs.

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The former Indian captain’s ODI runs tally stand at 9442 from 294 matches at an average of 51.30 which includes 10 hundreds and 63 fifties. Gilchrist, on the other hand, had 9410 runs in 282 matches at an average of 35.64 with 16 centuries. The list is headed by Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara who has a total of 13341 runs to his name in 360 matches at an average of 43.74 with 23 tons.

On the list of sixes, Dhoni is fifth with 322 sixes behind Shahid Afridi (476), Chris Gayle (434), Brendon Mccullum (398) and Sanath Jayasuriya (352).

Gilly was always a true sportsman on the field. Known as a “walker” for not waiting for the umpire’s decision after edging the ball, he was one of the few who stood out from the usual nature of Australian cricket. Even in retirement, he has stuck to that by posting a photo on Instagram congratulating Dhoni for overtaking him.

He posted an image with the caption- “Congrats on passing me young fella. Was always a matter of time. #msd #2ndhighest #keepers”

Congrats on passing me young fella. Was always a matter of time. #msd #2ndhighest #keepers

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