New Delhi: Today is a historic day for Indian cricket. On this Indian team found a player who went to win 2 World Cups and 1 Champions Trophy for India. The player we are talking about is ‘captain cool’ Mahendra Singh Dhoni. On this day in 2005, Dhoni was on fire as he scored 183 not out against Sri Lanka. In the same year he had also scored a century against Pakistan.
The incident is from 2005 when India was playing an ODI against Sri Lanka in 2005. Sri Lanka gave a target of 298 runs. Kumar Sangakkara and Mahila Jayawardene played a fantastic innings in the match. India made a slow start as Sachin Tendulkar was sent back to pavilion within 5 balls. Following this Dhoni came on the increase and wrote history.
Dhoni smashed 25 boundaries in total
In the game, MS Dhoni blew away the Sri Lankan bowlers. India believed that it had found a perfect wicketkeeper-batsman for the team. In the game Dhoni scored 183 not out on 145 balls. He also smashed 15 fours and 10 sixes and led India to win by 6 wickets.
MS Dhoni masterclass on this day 17 years ago – an unbeaten 183* in 145 balls in the run chase against Sri Lanka.
The highest ever score by a wicketkeeper in ODI history! pic.twitter.com/doC19lBgaP
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Scored century in 85 balls
Dhoni was in a different rhythm that day. Even after Sehwag’s dismissal, he continued his pace with the bat. He scored century in 85 balls and ended the run chase with a six. He was also awarded ‘player of the match’ in the game.
The Sri Lankan team was on a tour to India in 2005. This incident is from the third match of the seven match series. This went on to become the greatest innings ever played by MS Dhoni in the One Day International format of the game.
MS Dhoni broke Sourav Ganguly’s record
Dhoni broke Sourav Ganguly’s record by scoring 183 runs against Sri Lanka. Ganguly had also scored 183 run earlier in May 1999 that too against Sri Lanka. However, he was dismissed at the score of 183 runs whereas Dhoni remained not out at the same score.