The 37-year-old world cup winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been in top form since he made comeback to India’s One-day International (ODI) squad during the recently-concluded tour of Australia.
He shrugged off the concerns regarding his declining form and place in India’s World Cup squad with a hat-trick of the fifties in Australia.
The 37-year-old is eyeing to break Sachin Tendulkar record in the upcoming series against New Zealand. Dhoni, with 456 runs in 10 matches, is currently third on the list of India’s leading run-getters in an ODI series in New Zealand. He behind Sachin Tendulkar (652 in 18 matches) and Virender Sehwag (598 in 12 matches).
He requires 197 runs to succeed Tendulkar and add another achievement to his name.
He also became the fifth Indian after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli to score 10,000 ODI runs. He is 13th overall to join the elite club of the 10,000-runs.
The five-match ODI series between India and New Zealand is set to begin in Napier from January 23, followed by two consecutive matches in Mount Maunganui. Hamilton and Wellington will host the final two matches of the series. Meanwhile, Wellington, Auckland and Hamilton are scheduled to host the three T20Is respectively.