India’s wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni hasn’t completed 10000 ODI runs for India yet. Does this statement surprise you? If yes, it’s probably because a few days ago, you must have celebrated him getting to the landmark during the Asia Cup 2018. But it’s true that he is yet to get there while representing India.
Yes, you heard it right. MS Dhoni has scored 10123 runs from 327 ODIs so far. But these games also include the 3 matches he played for the Asia XI. In 2007, there was an ODI series between Asia XI and Africa XI that went by the name Afro-Asia Cup which had the international status for the matches.
MS had featured in all the 3 games where he had scored 174 runs in the series. It also included a century in the 3rd ODI. He scored 139 not out and shared a partnership of 218 runs for the 6th wicket with the captain of the side Mahela Jayawardene.
It remained the highest 6th wicket partnership in ODIs for a long time until New Zealand’s Grant Elliot and Luke Ronchi broke the record. The Asia XI won the series 3-0. There was also a T20 game between the 2 sides which was also won by Asia XI but it didn’t have the international status.
The Asia XI side contained players from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. On the other hand, the Africa XI team had players from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya. The matches were played in Bangalore and Chennai.
MS Dhoni in line to get to 1000 ODI runs for India soon
The former Indian captain has 9949 runs while representing India in 324 ODIs. He is 51 runs shy of achieving the landmark while playing for the country. He might get there soon as India lock horns with Windies in an ODI series starting this Sunday that will consist of 5 matches.