MS Dhoni : The Value of Runs Beyond the Hundred

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni : The former captain of the Indian cricket team, is regarded as one of the finest cricketers of all time, renowned for his composure and captaincy. Dhoni has scored 16 centuries across Tests and ODIs, and he remains a highly popular figure. As the captain of the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2023, he is all set to lead his team again. Dhoni’s value lies not only in the number of centuries he has scored but also in the runs he has scored while he was in the 90s. Here, we will take a look at five of MS Dhoni‘s innings in international cricket where he finished in the 90s, which were worth more than just the weight of runs.

The MS Dhoni Story – Runs Beyond the Hundred

Dhoni’s Innings Beyond the Hundred

  • Dhoni’s importance as a cricketer is well-known
  • His popularity is unmatched
  • Dhoni is gearing up to lead Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2023
  • He has scored 16 centuries across Tests and ODIs
  • The focus of this article is on his innings in which he finished in the 90s, which were worth much more than their weight in runs.
  1. Second ODI between India and West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, 2009 India was reduced to 7/3 and then 82/8, and it appeared as if India was going to lose the game. Dhoni stepped up and formed a 101-run partnership with RP Singh for the ninth wicket. His innings was valiant, and he scored a 130-ball 95, but India lost the match.
  2. Fourth Test match between India and England at Nagpur, 2012 India was trailing by 259 runs in the series, and it was the last chance to avert a series loss. Dhoni joined forces with Virat Kohli to form a 198-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Although Kohli reached his century, Dhoni fell agonizingly short of it by one run, with Alastair Cook’s direct hit finding him short for a 246-ball 99. India could not win the match, and it resulted in England winning the series 2-1.
  3. India’s tour of South Africa for a three-match Test series at Centurion, 2010-11 India had a disastrous start in the opening Test, but Dhoni stepped up in the second innings. Dhoni came to the crease with India at 277/6 and formed a 172-run partnership with Sachin Tendulkar. He scored a quick 90 off 106 deliveries, but a sharp delivery from Dale Steyn brought the partnership to an end. Although Tendulkar scored his 50th Test ton, India could not avoid an innings defeat.
  4. Second ODI between India and South Africa in Indore, 2015 India was struggling at 124/6 when Dhoni walked in. He formed partnerships with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harbhajan Singh to put India in a strong position. He finished with an unbeaten 92 off 86 deliveries, helping India to a total of 247/9. India won the match by 22 runs.
  5. The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, 2011 Chasing a target of 275, India was in a difficult position when Sachin Tendulkar departed. Dhoni promoted himself ahead of Yuvraj Singh and formed a partnership with Gautam Gambhir.


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