Dhoni is #1

M S Dhoni has finally scaled it to the top of the rankings of the LG ICC ODI Batting Rankings. He displaced Ricky Ponting to reach the landmark and interestingly, it has taken him just 37 ODIs to reach the spot.
Powered by seven 50s and two 100s, Dhoni has had a huge impact on the Indian cricket team since he debuted on Dec 23, 2004 against Bangladesh. What makes his performance even better is the fact that he scored only 22 runs in his first 4 matches (3 against BAN and 1 against PAK) until he hit a magical 148 against the Visitaing PAK team at Visakhapatnam.
Since then, there has been no looking back. A place in the Test team followed soon and MSD was India's most promising 'keeper-batsman since Nayan Mongia.
Helped immensely by the rise of other stars such as Irfan Pathan and Suresh Raina, MSD—one of the most popular players in the team—has fed off their successes as well and is one of the mainstays of India's ODI team.
Career Stats | Current ICC Rankings

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