MS Dhoni first test century

MS Dhoni who retired from the Test Cricket after the third Test match of the Commonwealth Bank Series against Australia left the cricketing fraternity in shock. After all none thought the most charismatic and successful captain (eclipsing Sourav Ganguly’s record of 21 victories from 49 Tests) would suddenly quit without any prior intimation. Dhoni who made his Test debut in 2005 against Sri Lanka following his great run in One-Day Internationals had come a long way in his career. The first of his six Test centuries came quickly in his fifth Test match against Pakistan during the 2005-06 in Faisalabad.

India on their tour of Pakistan found themselves in a tricky situation in the second Test at Faisalabad against Pakistan. But the gutsy show by aggressive Dhoni left the Pakistani bolwers tattered. Dhoni maiden century was a quick-fire innings that took him just 93 deliveries. He had finished his half-century in mere 37 deliveries. Dhoni who is known to bat affluently with the tail-enders was joined in by Irfan Pathan with India still needing 107 runs to avoid the follow-on. This innings of the then-long-maned Dhoni remains to be the most memorable Test innings of the now retired captain.