The 37-year-old Indian batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni is eyeing the 10,000-run club. He is just one run short of becoming the fifth Indian and 13th overall to join the elite club of the 10,000-run.
MS Dhoni while representing India has made a total of 9,999 runs in the 50-over format. What sets Dhoni apart is that he will be the only lower middle-order batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs.
He has batted predominantly at number 5 or 6 and this difference is clearly highlighted by the fact that Dhoni has far fewer centuries than most of the others in the group.
He batted up the order only in 47 of his 280 innings, which is about 17 per cent. Batting up the order gives batsmen the advantage of spending more time in the middle.
If the former India skipper enters the 10,000-run club in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday against the West Indies then he and Kohli will be its only active members.