“I had a chat with MS Dhoni” Shai hope said in interview.

Shai Hope’s remarkable innings not only led West Indies to victory but also propelled him to become the joint third fastest in reaching 5,000 ODI runs. Achieving this milestone in just 114 innings, he shares the feat with West Indies legend Viv Richards and Indian batter Virat Kohli. The only players ahead of him in this achievement are Pakistan’s Babar Azam (97 innings) and South Africa’s Hashim Amla (101 innings).

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Record-Breaking Victory for West Indies

In a thrilling turn of events, West Indies successfully chased down 106 runs in the last 10 overs of the ODI against England, marking the second-highest tally achieved in the format. This remarkable feat, breaking a 9-year-old record, contributed to a sensational win for West Indies and brought jubilation to the crowd at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

England played well for most of the game, so they shouldn’t feel too upset about the loss. Since it’s a 3-match series, they have a chance to make a comeback in the next match.

MS dhoni’s Impact on Shai Hope’s Career

West Indies ODI skipper Shai Hope recently credited a conversation with former India skipper MS Dhoni for significantly influencing his career and enhancing his cricketing skills. Hope shared these insights following his stellar performance of scoring 109 not out, which played a crucial role in West Indies securing a four-wicket victory against England in the first ODI on Sunday (Dec. 3).

Shai Hope | West Indies captain and Player of the Match:”I had a chat with MS Dhoni some time back and he told me that you always have a lot more time at the crease than you think and that stuck with me.

Hope also mentioned in post match interview.

It [the century] was in a winning cause and thats all I play for. Happy that we won.Shepherd was amazing. We got the win, started the series on a high and the aim is to repeat it next game.We missed catching a few balls, and to become the best team globally, we need to play like one. It’s good that the openers are stepping up; they’re both excellent players. Now, let’s figure out how to keep up these good performances.

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