India ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Indian ODI skipper to lead the team in three ODI series whitewashes. MS Dhoni achieved the feat when India beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in Harare to complete the 3-0 whitewash.
India Chasing a low 124 runs to win at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday, India rode on the new opening combination of Lokesh Rahul and debutant Faiz Fazal to romp home with 169 balls to spare and register their third successive whitewash after 2013 and 2015. The young Indian top order made most of the chances with KL Rahul emerging as the player of the series in his debut ODI series.
Before the Zimbabwe whitewash, MS Dhoni led India to series whitewashes over England in 2008/9 and 2011/12 respectively.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni also reached a mini milestone in his ODI career when he took his 350th dismissals (catch and stumping) a smart catch off Bumrah to dismiss Elton Chigumbura (0). Dhoni now stands fourth in the overall list behind Kumar Sangakkara (482 victims), Adam Gilchrist (472) and mark Boucher (424 victims).
MS Dhoni, who registered his 107th ODI match win under his captaincy, today (June 15) equalled Australia’s legendary skipper Allan Border’s record. He’s now behind Australia’s Ricky Ponting who has won 165 matches as captain.