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April 5, 2005: When Dhoni Routed Pakistan to Announce Himself

On this day in 2005, former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni thrashed a hapless Pakistan bowling line-up in Vishakhapatnam to announce himself on the international arena. Dhoni ed a majestic 123-ball 148 against the arch-rivals to forever etch his name in the hearts of Indian cricket fans.

This was MS Dhoni fifth international outing, donning blue for India, and it was a very crucial game for the Jharkhand cricketer. MSD couldnt do justice to his inclusion in the playing eleven the four previous matches and there was high pressure on him let his bat do the talking sooner than later.
Dhoni was promoted up the order in the second ODI versus Pakistan and boy did he grab the opportunity with both hands.

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