Virat Kohli salutes MS Dhoni ahead of landmark 300th ODI

first_imgDhoni has become the sixth Indian and 20th overall to feature in 300 one-day internationals. The Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batsman stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain after nearly 10 years at the helm. (4th ODI UPDATES)Many of today’s superstars in the Indian team made their debuts under Dhoni and owe their careers to his leadership and guidance. Current skipper Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and a host of others were drafted into the side and persisted with by Dhoni, who is the most successful Indian captain ever.Reuters Photo”MS has been a legend of the game. We know the importance of him in our cricketing careers. 90 per cent of us started our careers under him,” Kohli said at the toss which he won and then opted to bat.India lead the five-match series 3-0 and Dhoni has played a crucial role with knocks of 45 not out and 65 not out in Kandy. He is now India’s fourth highest run-scorer in ODIs behind Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.Later on, Dhoni walked in to bat at No.7 and added 101 for the sixth wicket with Manish Pandey, who scored an unbeaten 50. Dhoni remained not on 49. During Sri Lanka’s chase, the former India captain showed his genius again, when he prompted Virat Kohli to use the DRS which resulted in a Shardul Thakur’s maiden international wicket on debut.Dhoni also set a record for remaining not out most times in international cricket. He has remained unbeaten on 73 occasions now. The record was held earlier by Shaun Pollock and Chaminda Vaas, who both had 72 not outs.advertisement’You will always remain our Captain,’ says @imVkohli on @msdhoni’s 300th ODI celebration #Dhoni300 BCCI (@BCCI) August 31, 2017Congratulations @msdhoni on a great milestone ! One of the best finishers of the modern game. Go well today- yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 31, 2017Congratulations @msdhoni on your 300th ODI! ??? #Dhoni300 #SLvIND ICC (@ICC) August 31, 2017Today @msdhoni will become the 6th Indian player to play 300 ODIs! #SLvIND #Dhoni300 ICC (@ICC) August 31, 2017Wearing the ODI cap for the 300th time is definitely a special achievement! Hope you have a great game today, @msdhoni! #Dhoni300 sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 31, 2017The iconic wicketkeeper-batsman @msdhoni gets ready for his 300th ODI match! My wishes to the man who always inspires me!#INDvsSL #Dhoni300 Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 31, 2017Most not outs in ODIs73 MS Dhoni72 Shaun Pollock/Chaminda Vaas#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 31, 2017last_img read more

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