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MS Dhoni plays 300th ODI for India, Suresh Raina congratulates with a special message

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MS Dhoni has entered the elite club of those who represented India in 300 ODIs as the Indian team is playing the second one-day international against Australia at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

On this occasion, Suresh Raina, who played eight seasons of IPL under Dhoni’s leadership, has penned a special message for him. Sharing a photograph of him and Dhoni from an old ODI match, the southpaw wrote,

“300th ODI match for India is a huge achievement! Congratulations, Mahi bhai! Sending my best wishes to you for this game! msdhoni.”

Dhoni recently became sixth Indian cricketer to play 300 ODIs, joining Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh.

While Dhoni is having a great year with both bat and gloves, he has answered his critics who were questioning Dhoni’s presence in the Indian squad. In the first match in Chennai, Dhoni’s well-anchored knock of 79 had helped India post a total of 281 before the target was revised to 164 in a 21 over match. His 88-ball 79 was his 100th half century across all formats.

The 36-year old wicketkeeper-batsman, who is into 13th year of his international career, is the only captain in the world to win all ICC trophies. In 302 ODI matches, Dhoni has scored 9737 runs, which include 10 centuries and 66 half-centuries.

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