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MS Dhoni on the verge of achieving a special milestone

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A special milestone awaits India’s wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni. In the India-Australia ODI series, he will have a chance to get to 10,000 runs in ODI cricket. The right-hander currently has 9658 runs in the format and is just 342 runs shy of joining a list of elite players.

Only 11 batsmen in the history of ODI cricket have more than 10,000 runs. India’s legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar sits at the top of the scoring chart with 18426 runs followed by Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and Australia’s Ricky Ponting. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid are the other 2 Indians in the list.

MS Dhoni will get to play 5 ODIs against Australia and the kind of form he showed on the Sri Lankan tour, he might fancy his chances to get there. If not Australia, the Indian team is scheduled to play ODI series against New Zealand and Sri Lanka later this year which means that the right-hander is almost certain to bring up the unique record in 2017.

The Sri Lankan tour brought a number of records for Dhoni as he became the only wicketkeeper to inflict 100 stumpings in ODIs. The 4th match of the series was his 300th One-Day International. While playing the 2nd match of the series, he will feature in his 300th ODI for India as he has played 3 matches for Asia XI against Africa XI.

Batsmen who have scored more than 10,000 ODI runs

PlayerMatchesInningsRuns
Sachin Tendulkar (India)46345218426
Kumar Sangakkara (Asia XI/ICC/Sri Lanka)40438014234
Ricky Ponting (AUS/ICC XI)37536513704
Sanath Jayasuriya (Asia XI/Sri Lanka)44543313430
Mahela Jayawardene (Asia XI/SL)44841812650
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Asia XI/Pakistan)37835011739
Jacques Kallis (Africa XI/ICC/South Africa)32831411579
Sourav Ganguly (Asia XI/India)31130011363
Rahul Dravid (Asia XI/ICC XI/India)34431810889
Brian Lara (ICC XI/Windies)29928910405
Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)33030310290

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