Mumbai: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday rossed the 6,000-run mark in ODI cricket during the World Cup summit clash against Sri Lanka here while teammate Gautam Gambhir also took his tally past 4,000.
Dhoni needed 42 runs to reach the mark before Saturday's match and he reached the milestone with a double of Lasith Malinga in his 186th ODI.
He is now the seventh Indian batsman to have crossed the 6,000-run mark after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Mohd. Azharuddin, Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag.
Dhoni, who made his ODI debut in December 2004 against Bangladesh in Chittagong, had an average of 48.04 before Saturday's match with seven hundreds and 37 fifties. His highest score is 183 not out.
Gambhir needed 24 to reach 4,000-run mark before Saturday's match and he reached the milestone with a boundary off Nuwan Kulasekara in his 114th ODI. He had an average of 40.16 before Saturday's match with nine centuries and 24 fifties to his credit.