Legend of MS Dhoni grows, dismisses Dananjaya to claim his 100th stumping in ODIs
Watch video of MS Dhoni dismissing Dananjaya to complete his 100th stumping
Updated - Sep 3, 2017 10:38 pm
Indians have been superlative, to say the least, in the ongoing Sri Lankan tour. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have filled in their boots against an inferior opposition to complete a clinical series. But for one man named MS Dhoni, the Sri Lanka series would forever be memorable as he has been on a record breaking spree in this tour.
Firstly, he overhauled the tally of former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin in terms of runs scored in ODIs. MSD is now fourth highest run getter for India in the 50-over format and is only behind stalwarts such as Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.
Further, he has remained unbeaten in all the three innings has played in the series until now and has rescued India in two back to back matches, helping India to clinch the series. With these efforts, he now has the most number of not-outs in ODI cricket, overhauling 72 not-outs by Shaun Pollock and Chaminda Vaas. Dhoni also has the most number of unbeaten innings in International Cricket including all three formats of the game.
Prior to the start of the series, one of the most anticipated feats from the Master behind the wickets was his 100th scalp via Stumping. Kumar Sangakarra held the record for most number of stumpings in ODIs with 99 scalps. In the 5th ODI today, he dismissed Akila Dananjaya off Yuzvendra Chahal’s bowling to overtake Sangakkara in the tally of the number of stumpings.
MSD also completed his century of Stumpings in the process. Shortly after, he was congratulated by Indian captain Virat Kohli with a pat on the back. The series would hold significance for MS Dhoni especially looking at the comments made by Chairman of Selectors MSK Prasad regarding the possible axing of the greatest finishers of World Cricket.
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