Former Indian captain MS Dhoni on Sunday became the first wicketkeeper in the history of ODI cricket to complete 100 stumpings, going past Kumar Sangakkara‘s mark of 99 during the 5th match of the series against Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Dhoni reached the landmark in his 301st ODI when he stumped Akila Dananjaya on the bowling of leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. This was Mahi’s 97th stumping in India blues, with three having come while representing an Asia XI in 2007.
While congratulatory wishes came all around the world for Dhoni, the best of the message for him came from all time cricket great Sachin Tendulkar.
The Master Blaster took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “Who said lightning doesn’t strike twice? Today it did for the 100th time! Well done, @msdhoni! Keep them coming :-).”
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 3, 2017
And within few minutes this tweet from Sachin has taken the internet by storm.
Well, we all know Sachin’s dream to win a World Cup in his career was fulfilled under Dhoni’s leadership when the Team India lifted the coveted trophy at 2011 World Cup in Mumbai. It was Dhoni’s unbeaten knock of 91 runs that had helped India win its second World Cup after 28 years.