One of the greatest finisher of world cricket, MS Dhoni, played his 300th ODI game at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo today. The entire cricketing fraternity has lauded the efforts of the Indian skipper already and this is the right time to look at some of the mind-boggling figures he has managed to achieve in his splendid career for India.
He is the only 20th player to play 300 or more One Day Internationals (ODIs), armed with a career average of 51.94 and a strike rate of 88.47.This former Indian skipper has possessed to make and break records in the world cricket. The 4th ODI between India and Sri Lanka is the great milestone achieved by MS Dhoni. This day is the special day for MSD as he touched 300 milestones.
Only Indian captain to play 199 matches:
Here’s how MS Dhoni is the only captain to play most one day international matches for India. This star player of Indian cricket has played 300 ODI matches, out of which 199 as captain. He had a record win of 110 matches out of 199 as captain, which is also a huge number. He has an average of 59.57 win percentage. The next in the list is the greatest captain ever produced by India, M Azharuddin who played 174 ODI matches as captain.
Only Indian to hit 200 sixes in ODIs:
When Indian cricket board introduced MS Dhoni on the international stage, he had a reputation of a big hitter of the ball. MSD had smashed 200 sixes in his 13 year ODI career and still going strong. He is the only Indian to reach the 200 benchmark. Only Shahid Afridi, Chris Gayle and Sanath Jayasuriya are above MS Dhoni’s tally of sixes in ODIs.
Only captain to win all three events (WC, CT, WT20).
Here MS Dhoni is the only skipper produced by BCCI to win all 3 the formats of cricket. The first assignment handed to MSD was the inaugural edition of World T20 played in 2007. And he managed to clinch the title. Dhoni then led the side in ODI world cup of 2011 held in India with the incredible pressure on his shoulder. The Ranchi born cricketer took up himself to lead India to the victory. In 2013, Dhoni added another record to his book by sealing the ICC champions trophy title.
This Former captain celebrates his 300th match with his own style by scoring 49 runs in just 42 balls, with 5 fours and 1 six. And sets the milestone for others, to achieve. Many frontline cricketers also congratulate him on his 300th knock.
This is how Twitter reacts on MS Dhoni’s 300th match:
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) August 31, 2017
— Sports Tak (@sports_tak) August 30, 2017