Dhoni shines in Jaipur ODI

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

Mahendra Singh Dhoni showed today why newspapers have dubbed him as 'master of slog' Dhoni.

Jaipur: With a brilliant 183 against Sri Lanka in the third one-day international at Jaipur, Mahendra Singh Dhoni showed today why newspapers have dubbed him as 'master of slog' Dhoni. Dhoni first made a name for himself during a triangular tournament in Kenya last year. He then showed his true colours against Pakistan earlier this year with a blistering knock of 148 in Vizag. That innings prompted him to get a sticker with the numbers 1-4-8 on his bat. That sticker will change after today's unbeaten 183. "His innings was like Tendulkar's in Sharjah against Australia," said Rahul Dravid, captain, Indian cricket team. The Jharkhand wicketkeeper, however, was modest in downplaying his innings and his hamstring injury. He said that he entertained no thoughts of becoming the first man to make a double hundred in a one-day international. Dhoni's Diwali eve fireworks also created many records on the way. His 183 is now the joint second highest score by an Indian in one dayers. Dhoni's score is also the highest by any wicket-keeper in ODIs, bettering the 172 Adam Gilchrist made against Zimbabwe. Dhoni's innings might certainly catapult him to the A grade category of contracts. One newspaper had said very cheekily a few days ago that Dhoni needs the extra money to maintain his hairstyle. That should not be a problem considering he's just been signed on by Pepsi and Reebok.
Topics : Cricket MS Dhoni
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