He not only promoted himself up the order but scored 80 off 91 balls, reminding the cricket fans that Dhoni the batsman is not finished yet.
During his knock, Dhoni scored 9000 ODI runs becoming only the fifth Indian batsman and third wicketkeeper batsman to reach the milestone.
He also surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s tally for most number of sixes in ODIs (195) by an Indian and also became also completed 150 stumpings in international cricket.
Joining the bandwagon was another legend of the game, Adam Gilchrist, who incidentally is one of the only three wicketkeeper batsmen to score over 9000 ODI runs.
He wrote “A day or so late, but huge congrats to #MSDhoni on reaching #9000 ODI runs. Cool, calm, collected at all times. Never more so than in the image above #CWCup2011 The bloke behind him went ok as well! #Sanga”.