Former Indian captain MS Dhoni is raring to play his 300th game for India on Thursday. On the memorable occasion, India’s most successful ODI skipper will have the chance of breaking two world records.
While with one of stumping he will surpass Kumar Sangakkara as both the greats are currently standing at 99 and one more unbeaten innings to register the maximum unbeaten innings in ODIs. At present, he stands at 72 unbeaten innings with Shaun Pollock and Chaminda Vaas.
In the last two ODIs against Sri Lanka Dhoni has sealed the mouths of all his critics who felt that his time has come to call it a day with his unbeaten knocks which helped India to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the 5-match series.
In fact, after the 2rd ODI, Mahi has become the fourth highest run-getter for India in ODIs as he has amassed 9608 runs from 299 games. Only Sachin Tendulkar (18,426), Sourav Ganguly (11,221) and Rahul Dravid (10,768) are now ahead of Dhoni on this elite list.
Dhoni’s batting average and strike-rate are the highest though among the top 5 ODI India batsmen, with MS averaging 51.55 and has a strike-rate of 87.99. He has also played only 296 ODIs, as compared to 340 and 308 for Dravid and Ganguly respectively.
Men in Blue will be playing the 4th ODI of the series in Colombo and it will be given Indian skipper Virat Kohli to test the bench strength as well.