Three Test innings of MS Dhoni which could had been memorable overseas tons
Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni is one of the leading scorers in the history of the game with over 16000 international runs. He occupies a place in the 10K club in ODIs. When it comes to Test cricket, there was a criticism on him, that his performance in the longest format is not much equal to that of his in ODIs. MS Dhoni scored 4876 runs in Test cricket, where it is 10773 in ODIs.
Another main criticism the former captain is facing throughout his career is the overseas centuries. It is a black mark in the entire career of MS Dhoni. Last year he scored a ton against Bangladesh in a warm-up match of World Cup. That is the only triple-digit score he scored at the International level. But still, there are some knocks he played in Test matches which could have been memorable tons. Let’s see a sample from three of his knocks.
1.92 vs England at Oval, 2007
It was during India’s famous Test series win against England in English soil. The series witnessed MS Dhoni’s exemplary performance in the longest format of the game. MS Dhoni played two gem innings in the series, which contributed to India’s draw in the first and third Tests of the series.
India went into the third Test of the series with an upper hand, leading the series 1-0. India off to a good start from Dinesh Karthik’s 91 in the first innings. But the challenging conditions started to trouble the Indian middle-order a bit. MS Dhoni came in at no.7 and joined with Sachin Tendulkar. After Sachin wicket’s MS Dhoni and Anil Kumble joined together and guided India towards a big total.
MS Dhoni went on to score 92 runs in the innings. But Anil Kumble’s ton dominated the show, even though MS Dhoni’s knock got recognized. In the second innings too, MS Dhoni scored a quick 36 runs and the match ended in a draw. As a result, India went on to win the Test series and made history.