Ind vs Aus ODI: Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday smashed his 100th international half-century across all three formats with an innings of 79 against Australia in the first ODI played at Chennai. 36-year-old Dhoni is the 13th cricketer in the history of international cricket to achieve this feet. Before Dhoni, only three Indians – Sachin Tendulkar (164), Rahul Dravid (146) and Sourav Ganguly (107) – have achieved the landmark of completing 100 fifties. Dhoni smashed his 66th ODI half-century in his 302nd One-dayer. Apart from One-dayers, Dhoni has smashed 33 in 90 Tests and the one in 78 T20 Internationals.
Dhoni now has 9737 runs in ODIs and requires 263 more runs to complete the 10,000-run milestone in the 50-over format. Twitter went gaga after Dhoni’s 100th century as “Dhoni” became the fourth top trending topic on Twitter. “Yet another 100 for @msdhoni! This time in front of the stumps! Congratulations on a century of 50s Mahi,” Sachin Tendulkar tweeted. “Is it possible for Dhoni to give any more reasons for Chennai to love him so much?” Sanjay Manjarekar Tweeted.
Here are the Tweets
U crossed many milestones mr dhoni,u alwayz proved haters wrong.U r gr8 asset of our cricket and hope for 2019 wc.thnks
— Jaspreet Singh☘️ (@SinghJsd) September 17, 2017
— TEAM MS DHONI (@TEAM_DHONI) September 17, 2017
— sowmya iyer (@sowmyaiyer07) September 17, 2017
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 17, 2017
“Dhoni Dhoni….the crowd is chanting…took a little bit of nudging though ???????????????? #IndvAus,” Akash Chopra Tweeted. Twitter users also heaped praise on Dhoni. “U crossed many milestones mr dhoni,u alwayz proved haters wrong.U r gr8 asset of our cricket and hope for 2019 wc.thnks, (sic)” Jaspreet Singh wrote. “Leader is one who remains calm and cool and delivers the best to his till the end. Dhoni is perfect soldier,” Sowmya Iyer, another Twitter user wrote.