Amid the loss of India in 4th ODI and Kohli’s achieving a milestone as a fifth highest run scorer, many overlooked MS Dhoni close to reaching 10,000 runs as he is 46 runs lagging behind.
Twitter overflowed with an argument about the loss of India on one side blaming Dhoni for his slow batting scoring 42 runs out of 43 balls while other defending former skippers knock. In between the war of tweets on body noticed that MS Dhoni will become the 4th Indian batsman to achieve 10,000 runs after Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar with a whopping 18,426 runs, followed by Sourav Ganguly (11,221) and Rahul Dravid (10,768) very soon.
As inclement weather hijacked the pace and momentum of the game in last ODI twice made it favorable for the host team.As the play has to stop at 34.2 overs when Shikhar was at 107 and when the game resumed India lost its wickets consecutively until Dhoni stabilized the team on other end put a score of 289/7. Again SA was struggling with their batting suddenly rain hit the field and made 4th ODI as T20 which turmoil strategy of visitors.
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Flipping to the other side of last ODI, Cheeku becomes the fifth highest run scorer and overpasses Dada’s record of 11 century as a skipper by scoring 12 centuries. Kholi till date in this series reached 393 runs in which he has only been dismissed twice while Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper and 4th in the world to achieve 400 marks of the wicket at Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town.
If Dhoni scored the run of 46 in the 5th ODI that will be going to held st George ’s Park, Port Elizabeth then he will be the first wicketkeeper to do so.
The staggering partnership between Cheeku and Gabbar though gave the spectators hope to expect India’s 300 marks at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg but poor performances by Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, and Shreyas Iyer placed responsibility on Dhoni’s shoulder. Mr. Cool playing its part by biding partnership with tail-enders placed India to fighting total.
Attacking the haters of former captain Sir Jadeja extending support to him through his twitter handle and whole tweeter trended with #plastic fans. Looking at the scoreboard summing up the scores of top batting order Rohit, Rohit, Rahane, Iyer, and Hardik contributed 40 runs out of 62 balls while Dhoni scored the knocked of 42 out of 43 deliver not out.
Many speculations surround the Dhoni’s performances and his role till world cup 2019, now set the eyes on 5th ODI #realMSfans will be eagerly waiting for his 10,000 runs as a batsman.