Dhoni surpasses Dravid to become India's second-most ODI capped player

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MS Dhoni Surpasses Rahul Dravid to Become India’s Second-Most ODI Capped Player 

MS Dhoni Surpasses Rahul Dravid to Become India’s Second-Most ODI Capped Player
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Team India senior campaigner and wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni on Sunday (June 16) surpassed veteran Rahul Dravid to become second-most capped ODI player for India. Dhoni has often steadied India’s ship which subsequently saw him becoming a celebrated cricketer since making his debut against 2004.

The 37-year-old veteran has achieved the milestone when he took the field against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Old Trafford in Manchester.

Earlier, the former Indian skipper Dhoni has equalled the record of Dravid, who had featured in 340 ODIs for India.

Rahul Dravid
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The prominent batsman Dravid has represented the Men in Blue between 1996 and 2012 respectively.

Over the top-order batsman, Dravid has featured in 344 ODIs which includes World XI games, has amassed 10,889 runs at an average of 39.16. The prolific run-getter of his time, Dravid has 83 half-centuries and 12 centuries to his name.

Interestingly,  Dhoni is also 111 runs short to go past the tally of 11,000 run mark.

On the other side, the Ranchi-born Dhoni has amassed 10,561 runs at an exceptional average of 50.53 in 343 matches. He has impressed one and all with his incredible show in winning matches for his team before laying hands on the three major ICC coveted titles.

Besides, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar is topping the charts with 463 ODIs.

The world record holder Tendulkar has accumulated 18,426 runs at an average of 44.83. He has slammed 49 tons and 96 half-centuries to his name between 1989 and 2013.

Mohammad Azharuddin
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Also, in the top five list, former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin is list fourth with 334 games.

The cricketer-turned-politician Azharuddin has represented India between 1985 and 2000. He has amassed 9,378 runs at an average of 36.92. Also, known as a mentally tough character, Azharuddin had slammed seven tons and 58 fifties under his belt.

Fifth on the list is India’s one of the most successful skippers, Sourav Ganguly. He has featured in 308 ODIs for India. It consequently saw him motivating the teammates for the aggressive brand of cricket.

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