Suresh Raina congratulates MS Dhoni after he scores 10,000 ODI runs for India
The fine start to 2019, might help Dhoni get his mojo back.
Updated - Jan 12, 2019 3:33 pm
Suresh Raina congratulated MS Dhoni after the latter completed 10,000 ODI runs for India in One-Day Internationals. The former India skipper achieved the incredible feat in the first ODI game against Australia at the SCG. In doing so, he became just the fifth Indian after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, and Virat Kohli to score 10,000 ODI runs for India. He had breached the 10,000-run mark in ODIs last year in England itself. However, 174 of those runs had come for Asia XI.
Dhoni needed just one run to achieve the feat when he walked out to bat and he brought up with 10,000th ODI run with a single off Jhye Richardson. Overall, Dhoni is only the 12th player in ODI history to reach the 10000-run club. Apart from the five Indians, the other players in this elusive list are Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka), Ricky Ponting (Australia), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Brian Lara (West Indies) and Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan).
After a difficult 2018 where Dhoni struggled to deliver in England, Asia Cup, as well as the home series in Windies, the fine start to 2019, might help Dhoni get his mojo back. The veteran batsman has been facing the heat for quite some time now for his uncharacteristic display with the willow in the last year or so.
Meanwhile, the cricketing fraternity was quick to congratulate Dhoni on the milestone and Raina also followed suit. The southpaw took to Twitter to congratulate his teammate, writing, “10,000 ODI runs for @msdhoni , Congratulations MS! What a brilliant & illustrious career. Continue doing what you do, inspire millions.”
Here’s his tweet
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) January 12, 2019
India in trouble:
India are in deep trouble in the first ODI. Batting first, the hosts piled up a challenging total of 288 for 5 in the allotted 50 overs. Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja scored fifties to propel their team to a good total. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav picked up two wickets apiece.
In reply, India were off to a disastrous start and were reeling at 4 for 3 when Dhoni joined Rohit Sharma in the middle.