By: Press Trust of India | | Melbourne | March 19, 2015 6:56 pm
Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday achieved the memorable milestone of recording 100 ODI wins as captain after leading India to a resounding victory against Bangladesh in the cricket World Cup quarter-finals on Thursday.
Dhoni is the first non-Australian captain to achieve the feat — in his 178th ODI — as he got past South Africa’s Hansie Cronje, who won 99 ODIs for his side. Ricky Ponting, with 165 ODI wins as captain, and Allan Border (107) are the two Australian greats leading the chart in the 50-overs format.
Dhoni, who remains the only captain to win all three ICC tournaments – World T20 (2007), World Cup (2011) and Champions Trophy (2013), has also recorded 11 straight wins, including 4 in the last edition, in the showpiece event and is only second to Australia’s winning streak of 24 games under Ponting (21) and Steve Waugh (3).
The Jharkhand hero has also registered the highest number of knockout wins (9) in ICC tournaments. He has gone past Ponting’s 8 wins.
After being appointed captain of a young limited-overs side back in 2007, Dhoni has attained great heights in international cricket, even taking India to the top of Test rankings.
The wicketkeeper-batsman has accumulated 8434 runs in 261 ODIs, averaging over 50, since making his ODI debut against Bangladesh in 2004.