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CricketGilchrist congratulates Dhoni on scoring 9000 ODI runs

NEW DELHI: The 3rd India v New Zealand ODI played at Mohali was a special one for the Indian captain MS Dhoni.

He not only promoted himself up the order but scored 80 off 91 balls, reminding the cricket fans that Dhoni the batsman is not finished yet.

During his knock, Dhoni scored 9000 ODI runs becoming only the fifth Indian batsman and third wicketkeeper batsman to reach the milestone.

He also surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s tally for most number of sixes in ODIs (195) by an Indian and also became also completed 150 stumpings in international cricket.

And the wishes poured in for MS Dhoni through various social media platforms.dhoni-9000

Joining the bandwagon was another legend of the game, Adam Gilchrist, who incidentally is one of the only three wicketkeeper batsmen to score over 9000 ODI runs.

 Dhoni added himself to the list on Sunday alongside Gilchrist and none other than Sri Lankan cricket’s behemoth Kumar Sangakkara.
Gilchrist, who has 9610 ODI runs to his name took to instagram to congratulate Dhoni accompanied with an image of Dhoni’s World Cup winning six during the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka. Also in the picture is Sangakkara on the background.

He wrote “A day or so late, but huge congrats to #MSDhoni on reaching #9000 ODI runs. Cool, calm, collected at all times. Never more so than in the image above #CWCup2011 The bloke behind him went ok as well! #Sanga”.


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