MS Dhoni      

Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Born July 7, 1981, Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand)

Current age 33 years 171 days

Major teams India, Asia XI, Bihar, Chennai Super Kings, Jharkhand

Also known as Mahi

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 89 142 15 4841 224 38.11 8187 59.13 6 33 539 78 248 37
ODIs 250 219 64 8192 183* 52.85 9175 89.28 9 56 637 177 227 85
T20Is 50 45 20 849 48* 33.96 730 116.30 0 0 57 24 25 11
First-class 130 208 18 7003 224 36.85 9 47 356 56
List A 307 272 75 10195 183* 51.75 15 67 297 100
Twenty20 191 172 65 4035 73* 37.71 2954 136.59 0 16 286 167 90 42
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 89 7 96 67 0 - - - 4.18 - 0 0 0
ODIs 250 2 36 31 1 1/14 1/14 31.00 5.16 36.0 0 0 0
T20Is 50 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 130 126 87 0 - - - 4.14 - 0 0 0
List A 307 63 53 2 1/14 1/14 26.50 5.04 31.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 191 1 12 25 0 - - - 12.50 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Sri Lanka at Chennai, Dec 2-6, 2005 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Brisbane, Dec 17-20, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v India at Chittagong, Dec 23, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI India v West Indies at Dharamsala, Oct 17, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class Australia v India at Brisbane, Dec 17-20, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1999/00
Last List A India v West Indies at Dharamsala, Oct 17, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore, Oct 4, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
33, 2c/0s, 0, 3c/0s India v Australia Brisbane 17 Dec 2014 Test # 2149
6, 0c/0s India v West Indies Dharamsala 17 Oct 2014 ODI # 3535
51*, 0c/1s India v West Indies Delhi 11 Oct 2014 ODI # 3533
0c/0s, 8 India v West Indies Kochi 8 Oct 2014 ODI # 3531
0c/2s, 23* Super Kings v KKR Bangalore 4 Oct 2014 T20
0, 1c/0s Super Kings v Kings XI Hyderabad (Deccan) 2 Oct 2014 T20
35, 1c/0s Super Kings v Scorchers Bangalore 27 Sep 2014 T20
0, 0c/0s Super Kings v Dolphins Bangalore 22 Sep 2014 T20
35*, 0c/0s Super Kings v KKR Hyderabad (Deccan) 17 Sep 2014 T20
0c/0s, 27* India v England Birmingham 7 Sep 2014 T20I # 405
Profile

Barring Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni is arguably the most popular and definitely the most scrutinised cricketer from India. He has done so coming from the cricketing backwaters, the mining state of Jharkhand, and through a home-made batting and wicketkeeping technique, and a style of captaincy that scales the highs and lows of both conservatism and unorthodoxy. Under Dhoni's captaincy, India have won the top prize in all formats: the No.1 Test ranking for 18 months starting December 2009, the 50-over World Cup in 2011 and the World Twenty20 on his captaincy debut in 2007.

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Timeline
    • August 16 and 19, 2004
      An "A" tour
      • Scores consecutive centuries against Pakistan A, which guide India A into the final of the triangular tournament. Is named Man of the Series.
    • December 23, Chittagong
      An uncharacteristic start
      • At 23, makes his ODI debut in Chittagong, and is run out for a duck. Finishes the three-match series with 19 runs.
    • February 8, 2005
      Missing Test selection
      • Smashes an unbeaten 102 off 96 balls for India Seniors against India B in the Challenger Series. However, Dinesh Karthik is picked to keep wicket for the forthcoming Test series against Pakistan.
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Best Performances
    • 148 v Pakistan, Visakhapatman, 2004-05
      • Dhoni is playing his fifth ODI and walks in at No. 3 after Sachin Tendulkar has fallen in the fourth over. The pitch is flat, and Dhoni cashes in in a spectacular manner. He scores his maiden ODI century, 148 off 123 balls with 15 fours and four sixes, and by the time he's done Virender Sehwag's 74 off 40 balls has been overshadowed. It is the highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper - barring Rahul Dravid - and by the time Dhoni is out, India are 289 for 4 in the 42nd over.
    • 183 v Sri Lanka, Jaipur, 2005-06
      • Sri Lanka set India a formidable 299 to win, and India lose Tendulkar in the first over. But Dhoni, promoted to No. 3, plunders 183 off 145 balls, and takes India to victory with 23 balls to spare. His innings includes 15 fours and 10 sixes, and it is the highest score by a wicketkeeper, the highest individual score batting second, and it has the highest number of runs scored in boundaries at the time.
    • 148 v Pakistan, Faisalabad 2005-06
      • After Pakistan have scored 588 in the first innings, India are in danger of conceding a massive first-innings lead after losing their top five for 281. Dhoni disregards the match situation, matched fire with fire, and what follows is a breathless knock that kills any chances of a result in the Test. A fired-up Shoaib Akhtar steams in and peppers Dhoni with a barrage of short balls, but Dhoni responds with a thrilling counterattack, hooking and pulling with aggression that almost approaches recklessness. He hits four sixes and 19 fours in his innings for 148, which take him only 153 balls. By the time he is out, India trail by only 97 runs.
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Dec 20, 2014

Steven Smith was run out for 28, Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 4th day, December 20, 2014

Steven Smith was run out for 28

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Dec 20, 2014

MS Dhoni was out lbw for a duck, Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 4th day, December 20, 2014

MS Dhoni was out lbw for a duck

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Dec 19, 2014

MS Dhoni talks to Varun Aaron as India went to pieces, Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 3rd day, December 19, 2014

MS Dhoni talks to Varun Aaron as India went to pieces

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Notes

ICC One-Day Player of the Year 2008

ICC One-Day Player of the Year 2009

ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2011

LG People's Choice Award 2013

Tournament Results
India A v India B at Rajkot - Oct 2, 2012
India B won by 139 runs
Bengal v India B at Rajkot - Oct 1, 2012
India B won by 21 runs
India A v India B at Rajkot - Sep 30, 2012
India A won by 4 runs
Bengal v India A at Rajkot - Sep 29, 2012
India A won by 8 wickets (with 76 balls remaining)
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