Johannesburg, Dec 6: MS Dhoni yesterday surpassed former batsman Mohammad Azharuddin as India's highest run scorer as captain in One Day Internationals.
Dhoni, who made 65 in a losing cause for India against South Africa in the first ODI at Wanderers Stadium on Thursday (December 5), moved ahead of Azharuddin when he was on 27. India lost the match by 141 runs while chasing 359.
The 32-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has led India in 152 ODIs and has now scored 5,278 runs as skipper. Azharuddin, as a leader in 174 matches, had tallied 5,239.
Overall, Dhoni is the fifth best in the world. The leader is former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, who amassed 8,497 runs in 230 matches.
Most runs as India captain in ODIs
MS Dhoni 5,278 (152 matches)
Mohammad Azharuddin 5,239 (174)
Sourav Ganguly 5,082 (146)
Rahul Dravid 2,658 (79)
Sachin Tendulkar 2,454 (73)