Sachin Tendulkar’s Tweet On Dhoni’s 100th ODI Stumping Has Made People Emotional

5:30 pm 4 Sep, 2017


Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni entered record books on Sunday evening at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Dhoni became the first wicketkeeper in ODI cricket history to complete 100 stumpings. His 100th victim was Akila Dananjaya, who was bamboozled by a spin from Yuzvendra Chahal.


Dhoni stumping


Dhoni surpassed Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara who had 99 stumpings to his credit. At 161, he holds the record for the maximum number of stumpings in ODIs, Tests and T20s combined.

Obviously, social media was in awe of Dhoni. Congratulatory messages poured in on social media.

Among those messages was one from Sachin Tendulkar himself. This:

Of course, the Master Blaster has seen the boy from Ranchi transform into one of the greatest cricketers of all time. Tendulkar knows how effective Dhoni is both behind and in front of the stumps.

At the same time, Tendulkar is also aware of Dhoni’s intelligence, having played under him when MSD lifted the cricket World Cup for India.

An emotional Twitterati fired in pictures of Dhoni and Tendulkar with quite a few anecdotes. For instance, did you know that Dhoni’s first ODI stumping came off a delivery of Sachin Tendulkar?


This is so touching. What do you have to say for M.S. Dhoni’s feat?