Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes fourth fastest to join 8000-run club

Updated: 31 January 2014 12:47 IST

Mahendra Singh Dhoni took 214 innings to reach the landmark and is only behind Sourav Ganguly (200 innings), Sachin Tendulkar (210 innings) and Brian Lara (211 innings) in the list of fastest batsmen to score 8000 ODI runs.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes fourth fastest to join 8000-run club

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni added another feather to his illustrious cap as he reached 8,000 ODI runs in the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand in Wellington on Friday (Scorecard). With an unbeaten knock of 79 in the previous ODI at Auckland, Dhoni had reached 7,999 runs and needed just one more to achieve the landmark.

Bringing up the milestone in 214 innings, Dhoni joined an exclusive list of batsmen in the world. He is fourth place in the list of fastest to 8,000 ODI runs behind Sourav Ganguly (200 innings), Sachin Tendulkar (210 innings) and Brian Lara (211 innings). In the process, Dhoni has surpassed the likes of Saeed Anwar (218 innings), Desmond Haynes (219 innings), Ricky Ponting (220 innings) and Chris Gayle (221 innings) to name a few.

On a tour with very few positives for India so far, Dhoni has had a phenomenal run with the bat in this series, scoring three back-to-back fifties in the second, third and fourth ODIs. At the start of the series, Dhoni had spoken about improving his form with the bat in Tests. The two-match Test series starts in Auckland on February 6. (Click here for latest on India's tour of New Zealand)

Topics : Cricket
Related Articles
Ravichandran Ashwin's 23rd Five-Wicket Haul A New High For World No. 1
Ravichandran Ashwin's 23rd Five-Wicket Haul A New High For World No. 1
Live Cricket Score - India vs England, 4th Test, Day 2, Mumbai: Buttler, Ball Stand Takes England Close to 400
Live Cricket Score - India vs England, 4th Test, Day 2, Mumbai: Buttler, Ball Stand Takes England Close to 400
Wankhede Pitch Pretty Similar to 2012 Track, Says R Ashwin
Wankhede Pitch Pretty Similar to 2012 Track, Says R Ashwin
Show Comments
Advertisement