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MS Dhoni completes 8,000 ODI runs

MS Dhoni © Getty Images
MS Dhoni © Getty Images

Jan 31, 2014

MS Dhoni has scored 8,000 runs in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). The Indian captain achieved the landmark on January 31, 3014 against New Zealand in the fifth ODI in Wellington. He is the seventh Indian batsmen to cross reach the milestone. Before the start of the match, Dhoni had 7,999 runs in 242 ODIs. He got to his 8,000th runs with a cut shot and ambled across for a single. He had scored nine centuries and 54 half-centuries at an average of 53.32 before the start of the match. He has a strike-rate of 89.43.

Dhoni is also the third wicketkeeper to score 8,000 runs in ODIs. Sri Lanka’s wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara has 12,116 runs as of January 31, 2014. Retired Australian Adam Gilchrist is second on the list with 9,619 runs in ODIs.

Virat Kohli is the next batsmen after Dhoni in the all-time list of the leading run-scorers in ODIs for India. The Indian vice-captain had 5,363 runs before the start of the fifth ODI. Ajay Jadeja is next with 5,359 runs and Gautam Gambhir is 10th India on the list with 5,238 runs.

Batsmen M R Ave 100s 50s
Sachin Tendulkar 463 18,426 44.83 49 96
Sourav Ganguly 311 11,363 41.02 22 72
Rahul Dravid 344 10,889 39.16 12 83
Mohammad Azharuddin 334 9,378 36.92 7 58
Yuvraj Singh 293 8,329 36.37 13 51
Virender Sehwag 251 8,273 35.05 15 38
* MS Dhoni 243 8,000 53.32 9 54

* Updated after MS Dhoni reached 8,000 runs.


Note: MS Dhoni’s stats are inclusive of his innings for India and Asia XI.

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