Twitterati wish MS Dhoni on his 300th ODI appearance
MS Dhoni has played two match winning innings in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka.
Published - Aug 31, 2017 3:48 pm | Updated - Aug 31, 2017 3:48 pm
Former Indian skipper and one of the greatest finishers of the game- MS Dhoni will take the field for the 300th time in an ODI, as Sri Lanka are set to take on India in the 4th ODI today. The 36-year old wicket-keeper batsman made his debut against Bangladesh in the year 2004. The most successful captains in the history of Indian cricket, Dhoni has led India to two World Cups ( 2007 World T20I and 2007 World Cup), Champions Trophy, Asia Cup among many.
Two match winning knocks back to back
The middle-order batsman is in fine form at the moment. Dhoni has played two crucial knocks in this series, and interestingly, stayed unbeaten on both the occasions. In the 2nd ODI, when India were restricted to 131/7, courtesy an outstanding spell from Akila Dhananjaya, it was Dhoni who forged a match winning 100-run stand with Bhuvneshwar Kumar to take India home. He scored an unbeaten 47 in that game. In the next game, Dhoni stitched a crucial stand with opener Rohit Sharma to guide Indian home and take an unassailable lead of 3-0 in the 5 match series. Dhoni notched up an unbeaten 67 in the match, after India were restricted to 61/4 at one stage.
With the 2019 World Cup in sight, Dhoni would want to remain as a vital cog in the Indian line up and win more games in the limited overs format of the game. The ongoing series is already dusted and it will be worth watching if Sri Lanka can make a comeback in the series and gain some pride in the remaining two games.
The Indian top order has somehow failed in the last two games, barring Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan; therefore it will be a wake-up call for someone like KL Rahul to cement his place in the side before the home series against Australia.
Twitterati celebrate their favorite man’s 300th appearance:
300th odi for @msdhoni. Think the word "great" will do without burdening it with a discussion on the "greatest".
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 31, 2017
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) August 31, 2017
You're special @msdhoni … and you'll always be. Congrats on becoming 6th Indian Cricketer to enter #300 ODI Club.
— Anup Jalota (@anupjalota) August 31, 2017
Motivator of billions is all set to play 300th ODI,what a tremendous journey!Hope this legend will always be at top of his career.#Dhoni300
— Sumit Jha (@sumit84868) August 31, 2017
MSDhoni becomes the 1st batsman to play 300 ODI matches with an average of above 50+ ?#Dhoni300
— MSDian (@ItzThanesh) August 31, 2017
— #Dhoni300 (@harsh070781) August 31, 2017
From cricket khelega?to playing 300th ODI for the country – Ms #Dhoni300 you are an inspiration thanks for choosing this game.
— Vaibhavbansal (@vaibhavbnsl21) August 30, 2017
Congratulations @msdhoni on your 300th ODI cap! You were India's greatest captain!
— Siddharth Mahadevan (@sid_mahadevan) August 31, 2017
No technique. No coach. No Godfather. Still playing his 300th game. This is madness!
— cricBC (@cricBC) August 31, 2017
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) August 31, 2017
— Nikhil ? (@CricCrazyNIKS) August 31, 2017
MS Dhoni's career numbers:
99 stumpings in ODIs
99 50s in International cricket
– milestones approaching in today's ODI.#SLvIND
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) August 31, 2017
MS Dhoni Is:
1 Match Away From 300th ODI
1 Stumping Away From ?
1 50 Away From ?th Half Century
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) August 31, 2017
Only Rohit Sharma is a part of MS Dhoni's 100th, 200th, and 300th ODI match. #SLvIND
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) August 31, 2017